Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Chi White Sox won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, May 28
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Chi White Sox4
Game 2: Saturday, May 29
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Chi White Sox1
Game 3: Sunday, May 30
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Angels 2

(30-20, 15-13 away)

White Sox 11

(29-20, 17-10 home)

    3:05 PM ET, May 30, 2004

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: S. Schoeneweis (5-2)

    L: J. Lackey (3-6)

    Harris has four hits

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Scott Schoeneweis tried to take the personal side out of his assignment Sunday when he faced the team that launched his professional baseball career.

    His job was made easier when the Chicago White Sox got all their runs in the first four innings and rolled to an 11-2 win over Schoeneweis' former team, the Anaheim Angels.

    "I really just tried to concentrate on treating it like any other game because I knew there would be some emotions there pitching against the team I played for my entire career up until last year," Schoeneweis said.

    Schoeneweis (5-2), drafted by the Angels in 1996 and traded to Chicago last season, allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. It was his third appearance and first start against the Angels.

    "The offense definitely helped me out today," he said. "I was just able to go out there and concentrate on moving fastballs around."

    Willie Harris had four hits, Jose Valentin homered and Ross Gload drove in three runs in a 14-hit attack as the White Sox won for the ninth time in 12 games.

    Scoring in double figures for the eighth time this season, Chicago chased John Lackey (3-6) after just three innings -- matching the shortest outing of his career.

    Lackey, who replaced Schoeneweis in the Angels' rotation 2002 before going on to win Game 7 of the World Series, gave up eight runs and nine hits in three innings.

    "He's a solid pitcher and had a great second half of that season and deserved to be in the rotation that year. And it proved to be a great move because he pitched Game 7 of the World Series," Schoeneweis said of Lackey. "He's going to do some great things in this game, and today he just had a bad day. And we've all had plenty."

    Lackey gave up three runs in the first, when he threw 47 pitches.

    Harris led off the first with a single and scored on Frank Thomas' double. After walks to Valentin and Paul Konerko loaded the bases, Gload dumped a two-run single to shallow left for a 3-1 lead.

    "I threw a lot of pitches, but I could've gotten out of there with one run," Lackey said. "I threw a good pitch to Gload, jammed him, and he poked one in on me. ... It's just a bad end to a bad road trip, I guess."

    Anaheim has lost five of six.

    Chicago tacked on four in the second when Harris, Thomas and Carlos Lee singled before Valentin hit a three-run homer. Harris hit an RBI triple in the third, and Gload had an RBI double and Timo Perez a two-run single in the fourth off Ben Weber.

    "I think it's very important for me to just get on," said Harris, who improved his average to .319. "Today was a day where I got a couple of hits, which was good for me, but it was also good I got on base."

    Jose Guillen had an RBI single in the first for the Angels and Vladimir Guerrero hit his 12th homer in the fourth.

    Game notes


    Lackey also lasted just three innings against the Yankees in April, 2003. ... Harris' four hits tied a career high. ... Lee extended his career-long hitting streak to 17 games. ... Raul Mondesi made his Angels' debut as the designated hitter and went 0-for-2 with a walk. ... The start of the game was delayed 42 minutes by rain. ... Angels manager Mike Scioscia took several of his regulars when the game became so lopsided after five innings. ... The White Sox called up INF Kelly Dransfeldt from Triple-A Charlotte before the game. He replaced Jon Rauch, who was sent back to Charlotte after losing Saturday's game. ... David Eckstein extended his hitting streak to 15 games, matching a career best. He is batting .367 during the streak. ... Lackey's eight runs allowed were one shy of his career high. He gave up nine to the Red Sox last August.

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