No margin of error for Halos, White Sox
But if either team can defy odds, it's South Siders against Rays
One team has to roll the small ball, being unable to count on home runs.The other relies on the long ball, its offensive creativity not extending far beyond ways of celebrating said home runs.
One team now has to pull up stakes and hit the road, venturing into the daunting den of a team that by now has it totally spooked.The other gets to regroup in its own home park, where the good guys wear black. One team is so used to this predicament, it may be thinking, "Aw, what's the use?" The other team is so stunned by this new pickle, it may be thinking, "Is there a way out?" So which American League club has a better chance of making a historic comeback from an 0-2 Division Series deficit? One team -- the Angels -- or the other -- the White Sox? It is difficult to like either's chances; after all, only seven of the first 54 teams to face an 0-2 deficit in a five-game series have come back to win the sets. But Chicago is better positioned for the comeback.
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Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.