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  • Chris Sale acts as Sox stopper Saturday.

The 2005 World Series rematch at White Sox Park this weekend would have seemed to be a mismatch.

Just as the original was.

The Sox came into the interleague series still fairly fresh from a nine-game winning streak and atop the AL Central. The Houston Astros, whom they of course swept in 2005, were in fifth place in the NL Central, with only the Cubs keeping them out of the cellar.

Yet what’s that Harry Caray used to say about the utter unpredictability of baseball? Sometimes it’s a delightful surprise, and sometimes it’ll bite one on the rear. Sox starter Gavin Floyd made a few bad pitches, and the bullpen threw some logs on the fire for an 8-3 loss Friday night.