Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Anaheim won 2-1

Game 1: Tuesday, July 6
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Chi White Sox2
Game 2: Wednesday, July 7
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Chi White Sox0
Game 3: Thursday, July 8
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Chi White Sox9

Angels 8

(44-40, 21-22 away)

White Sox 9

(43-38, 25-17 home)

    2:05 PM ET, July 8, 2004

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: D. Marte (3-2)

    L: B. Donnelly (1-2)

    Uribe's RBI spares team from Guillen tirade

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Juan Uribe's game-winning, RBI single snapped the Chicago White Sox's five-game losing streak and saved his teammates from the wrath of manager Ozzie Guillen.

    Uribe delivered a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth that scored Jose Valentin, leading the White Sox to a 9-8 win over the Anaheim Angels on Thursday.

    Chicago won a game in its last at-bat for the 10th time this season. It was the fifth time the White Sox accomplished the feat with a hit.

    "They should thank God that they won this game," Guillen said. "Because they were going to have the biggest meeting they ever had in their career.

    "We were going to be here for a little while and talk about baseball. We were going to send the wives home because it was going to be a long one."

    The White Sox got some more good news Thursday when outfielder Magglio Ordonez was activated from the disabled list. He'll return to the lineup Friday after missing 36 games due to a torn meniscus in his left knee, starting as designated hitter in place of Frank Thomas, whose left ankle is inflamed.

    With one out in the ninth, Valentin and Paul Konerko singled off reliever Brendan Donnelly. The Angels shifted their fielders, crowding the right side of second, but Uribe made them pay, sending a 1-2 slider deep over Jeff DaVanon's head into left-center to score Valentin. It was Uribe's only hit of the game.

    "I probably made a bad pitch," Donnelly said. "I had to go for a strikeout and he was just trying to put the bat on the ball."

    Trailing 8-5, the White Sox tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

    "Obviously, we played well up to that point, and again the bullpen failed," Donnelly said. "It's happening too often."

    Konerko opened the eighth inning with a double and, two outs later, Rodriguez walked Joe Crede. Willie Harris, pinch-hitting for catcher Jamie Burke, reached on an infield single, loading the bases. Timo Perez worked a full count and hit a single to right that scored two runs. Harris then scored on an error by right fielder Vladimir Guerrero, who misplayed the ball.

    "We beat one of the best bullpens in baseball -- that's a positive for us for the next game," Guillen said.

    Damaso Marte (3-2) struck out two in 2-3 of an inning and got the win. Neal Cotts, Mike Jackson and Marte combined to strike out five of the last six Angels batters.

    Donnelly (1-2) pitched 2-3 of an inning and got the loss.

    Konerko matched a career-high with four hits and drove in two runs.

    Harris' hit saved Esteban Loaiza from taking a loss. Loaiza gave up eight runs in 5 1-3 innings, allowing a career-high 13 hits.

    Loaiza, named to the All-Star team, finished the first half of 8-4 with a 4.77 ERA. In his last four starts, he's 1-1, with two no-decisions.

    With the game tied at 5-all in the sixth, the Angels' Adam Kennedy doubled and scored on David Eckstein's single. Kennedy finished with a single, double and two walks.

    Chone Figgins singled, moving Eckstein to third. Garret Anderson singled to score Eckstein, and Guerrero drove in Figgins with a broken-bat sacrifice fly to deep center.

    Eckstein had three hits, scored three runs and drove in a pair. Figgins also had three hits, including a two-run triple that raised his major-league leading total to 12, and scored one run.

    Angels starter Aaron Sele gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings.

    Trailing 5-2, the White Sox tied it up in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run single by Konerko.

    After scoring two early runs, the Angels got to Loaiza in the fourth. Eckstein drove in Bengie Molina with a double and Figgins cleared the bases with a triple to right.

    The White Sox broke out to a 2-1 lead in the first. Rowand tripled and Lee followed with his ninth homer of the year.

    Anderson knocked in Eckstein with a double play grounder in the first inning.

    The Angels tied it in the second when Jeff DaVanon reached on a bunt and moved to second on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by Molina, colliding with catcher Jamie Burke, who dropped the ball. ^Notes:@ Thomas is scheduled to meet with a doctor to determine the severity of bone chips in his left ankle. He missed the last two games. ... Valentin hit fourth Thursday for the seventh time this season. .... Rowand's triple was his first of the season, and Chicago's 13th overall. ... Cotts had four strikeouts in relief, matching his career high. ... Jackson made his 987th appearance, tying him for ninth on the career list. ... The Angels are 9-2 in games started by Sele. ... Guerrero went 0-for-5, snapping a seven-game hitting streak.

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