It should also be noted that LA has two hometown teams in the playoffs. Both the Anaheim Angels and the LA Dodgers. I wonder how out of sorts LA baseball fans are at the moment.
There's nothing like defending your home turf on a playoff-type stage.Hmm I wish I had a similar image for the Cubs' Division win. Anyway let's see how Chicago's baseball teams will do in these playoffs.
Just ask John Danks, Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski, who each stood tall and strong in vaulting the White Sox to the American League Central title Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory in the division tiebreaker.
The Sox advanced to the postseason for the second time in four seasons and will play AL East champion Tampa Bay in an AL Division Series starting Thursday at Tropicana Field.
Danks redeemed himself for a 7.91 ERA against the Twins in four regular-season starts in heroic form. Danks pitched eight innings of two-hit ball on three days' rest.
Thome accounted for the Sox offense with a home run off Nick Blackburn to lead off the seventh.
Pierzynski, who began his career with Minnesota, prevented the Twins from scoring by blocking home plate to stop a run in the fifth inning.