Astros, White Sox tied after 10 innings
HOUSTON (AP) -- Jason Lane's two-out double in the eighth inning off Dustin Hermanson pulled the Houston Astros into a 5-all tie with the Chicago White Sox after nine innings in Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Chicago's Orlando Hernandez pitched his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth, sending the game to extra inn-ings.
After a big comeback against Roy Oswalt, the White Sox were four outs from going up 3-0 in the best-of-seven Series before their bullpen squandered a one-run lead.
With two outs and none on in the eighth, Cliff Politte walked Morgan Ensberg and Chicago went to normally reliable lefty Neal Cotts. But he walked Mike Lamb, a left-handed batter, and manager Ozzie Guillen called in Hermanson, a curious decision.
A closer most of the year, Hermanson saved 34 games for the White Sox -- but he had not pitched at all in the postseason. His previous outing was Sept. 30 in Cleveland.
Lane, who homered earlier, lined a 1-2 pitch down the left-field line to tie the score 5-5.