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White Sox Magic Number: 9

Boy does it feel good to get that thing into single digits. I can also retire this all-too-often used quote:

The White Sox have not won a a game in which they've faced a multi-run deficit since July 30th.

Mark Buehrle dug the Sox an early hole by giving up a 2-run HR to Aaron Boone, but for the first time in almost 2 months the Sox put together enough offense to overcome the deficit, winning their first extra-inning contest of the season at home in the process.

I don't know if I'm going to be able to take the playoffs. These past two games have been heart wrenching. In fact, almost all of the Sox-Indians games have been like this. 12 of the 15 games have been decided by 2 or less runs, and one of the "blowouts" was a 13 inning game.

It's been a long time since a win felt this good.