Indians can’t solve Sox

The Indians started the 2005 season with a 1-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox and then began the second half of the season with another 1-0 loss to the Sox. Unable to figure out Chicago starter Jose Contreras, who struck out seven in as many innings while allowing just three hits, the Indians wasted another brilliant outing from Kevin Millwood, who allowed one run in eight innings while striking out nine. The Tribe is now 3-7 versus the Sox this year and a dozen games behind the South Siders in the Central standings. The good news is, they’ve got three games left against Chicago this weekend and another five games with the Sox over the course of the season (Sept. 19-21, Oct. 1 and 2), so there’s still time to tighten up the season series. Of course, to do that the Indians will have to figure out how to win one-run games.

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