JEFF BAGWELL was hit by a pitch twice tonight, tying the World Series record for most hit by pitches in a game. It has been accomplished 4 times previously, last by TODD PRATT of the New York Mets on Oct. 21, 2000, Game 1 vs. the Yankees.

THE ASTROS had a pair of hit batters in the 7th inning, tying the World Series record for most hit batters in an inning. It had been accomplished 3 times previously, last by Pittsburgh on Oct. 17, 1979, Game 7, at Baltimore.

JOSE CONTRERAS tied a pair of World Series record for hit batters in a game tonight:
Most Hit Batters, Game -- 3...Accomplished once previously, by BRUCE KISON, Pittsburgh, Oct. 13, 1971, Game 4, vs. Baltimore.
Most Hit Batters, Inning -- 2...Accomplished twice previously, ED WILLETT, Detroit, Oct. 11, 1909 (2nd inning), Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh and WAYNE GRANGER, St. Louis, Oct. 9, 1968 (8th inning), Game 6 vs. Detroit.

CONTRERAS' LINE: 7 ip, 6 h, 3 r-er, 0 bb, 1 so, 1 hr, 3 hp...81 pitches/55 strikes...Contreras has a 3.09 era (11 er/32 ip) in 4 starts in this postseason with a 3-1 record.

STARTERS STREAK: White Sox starters had pitched the team's last 43 innings in this postseason before NEAL COTTS relieved JOSE CONTRERAS with none out and one on in the 8th inning tonight. Cotts was the last ChiSox reliever to pitch in this postseason, recording the final 2 outs of Game One of the ALCS vs. Los Angeles on October 11.

NEAL COTTS: 0.2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 2 so...16 pitches/10 strikes....Cotts has pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in 3 appearances in this postseason.

CHAD QUALLS: 1.2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 2 so...24 pitches/16 strikes....Qualls has pitched 6.1 scoreless innings in 5 appearances in this postseason.

SCOTT PODSEDNIK tripled in the 8th inning...He has both triples by the ChiSox in this postseason...It was the 1st triple by a White Sox player in the World Series since CHICK GANDIL on Oct. 9, 1919, Game 8 vs. Cincinnati.

RUSS SPRINGER: 1 ip, 2 h, 1 r-er, 0 bb, 0 so...Springer has a 4.16 era (2 er/4.1 ip) in 4 games of this postseason.

BOBBY JENKS: 1.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 3 so...Jenks has pitched 4.1 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts in his 3 postseason appearances, recording saves in all 3 outings.

THE WHITE SOX BULLPEN has not allowed a run in this postseason, working ten scoreless innings.

THE WHITE SOX won their 1st World Series game tonight since Oct. 6, 1959, Game 5, when the Pale Hose defeated SANDY KOUFAX, 1-0 in Los Angeles. It is the White Sox' 1st home win in the World Series since Oct. 1, 1959, Game 1, an 11-0 victory over the Dodgers.

CHICAGO has won its last 5 games of this postseason since losing to the Angels in Game 1 of the ALCS.

ADAM EVERETT was 0-4 tonight, snapping his hitting streak in this postseason at 8 games.

HOUSTON
3-7-1
LP: Rodriguez (0-1)

CHICAGO
5-10-0
WP: Contreras (1-0)
SV: Jenks (1)

HR: Lamb, Dye, Crede
Time: 3:13
Att: 41,206