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White Sox Win Opening MLB World Series Game

The Chicago White Sox have won the opening game of Major League Baseball's World Series, beating the Houston Astros 5-3 Saturday.

The host White Sox took an early lead in the first inning on a solo home run off the bat of Jermaine Dye, but the game was tied 3-3 by the end of the second inning.

Joe Crede's solo shot in the third gave Chicago the lead for good, with teammate Scott Podsednik driving in a run in the bottom of the eighth to make it 5-3 and seal the Sox's victory.

Chicago starter, Cuban-born Jose Contreras, won the pitching duel with Houston superstar Roger Clemens, allowing six hits in seven innings of work for the win. Clemens left the mound in the second inning with a sore hamstring, after giving up three runs on four hits.

The Chicago White Sox lead the best-of-seven game series 1-0.

Game Two is Sunday in Chicago.

Houston is making its first-ever appearance in the World Series, and Chicago is trying to win the Major League championship for the first time since 1917.