Astros Blow Game Two

White Sox 7, Astros 6

CHICAGO (AP) _ Scott Podsednik made two electrifying home runs for the White Sox --and two World Series wins. Podsednik's home run off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning tonight gave Chicago a thrilling 7-to-6 victory over the Houston Astros.

It put the White Sox halfway home to their first World Series title in 88 years. Paul Konerko capped a momentous week with a seventh-inning grand slam on reliever Chad Qualls' first pitch. That gave the White Sox a 6-to-4 lead and sparked the crowd of more than 41-thousand to life on a drizzly, dreary night.

Game 1 hero Bobby Jenks couldn't work his magic two nights in a row. Jose Vizcaino, pinch-hitting for Adam Everett with two outs in the ninth, hit an opposite-field single to left off the burly reliever. The hit drove in two runs and tied the game at six.