Series: Game 1 of 3

Anaheim leads 1-0 (as of 9/10)

Game 1: Friday, September 10
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Game 2: Saturday, September 11
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Game 3: Sunday, September 12
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White Sox 5

(71-69, 32-37 away)

Angels 7

(80-60, 40-30 home)

    10:05 PM ET, September 10, 2004

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: F. Rodriguez (3-1)

    L: J. Bajenaru (0-1)

    S: T. Percival (28)


    ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Even though Francisco Rodriguez faltered, Garret Anderson was there to bail him out.

    Anderson drilled a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to snap a tie and lift the Anaheim Angels to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

    One of baseball's top relievers, Rodriguez failed to protect a 5-2 lead in the eighth as he surrendered a two-run double to Ross Gload and an RBI single to Timo Perez. Rodriguez had not allowed a run in his last seven appearances.

    In the bottom of the inning, David Eckstein led off with an infield single to shortstop and was sacrificed to second. Damaso Marte relieved rookie Jeff Bajenaru (0-1) and, after a groundout, Vladimir Guerrero was intentionally walked. He moved to second on defensive indifference.

    Anderson followed with a shot past the glove of third baseman Joe Crede to score Eckstein and Guerrero.

    In the seventh, the Angels erased a 2-1 deficit as Darin Erstad delivered an RBI single and Guerrero belted a three-run homer.

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