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White Sox sitting pretty with 3-0 lead

White Sox sitting pretty with 3-0 lead

The White Sox became the 22nd ballclub to take a 3-0 advantage in the World Series, 18 of which went on to win in a four-game sweep.

The last team to win the first three games without completing the sweep was the Baltimore Orioles, who beat the Cincinnati Reds in five games in 1970. No team down 0-3 has ever taken the Series to six games.

Teams with a 3-0 World Series lead
Year
Team up 3-0
Opponent
Series outcome
2005
White Sox
Astros
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2004
Red Sox
Cardinals
Red Sox, 4-0
1999
Yankees
Braves
Yankees, 4-0
1998
Yankees
Padres
Yankees, 4-0
1990
Reds
Athletics
Reds, 4-0
1989
Athletics
Giants
Athletics, 4-0
1976
Reds
Yankees
Reds, 4-0
1970
Orioles
Reds
Orioles, 4-1
1966
Orioles
Dodgers
Orioles, 4-0
1963
Dodgers
Yankees
Dodgers, 4-0
1954
Giants
Indians
Giants, 4-0
1950
Yankees
Phillies
Yankees, 4-0
1939
Yankees
Reds
Yankees, 4-0
1938
Yankees
Cubs
Yankees, 4-0
1937
Yankees
Giants
Yankees, 4-1
1932
Yankees
Cubs
Yankees, 4-0
1928
Yankees
Cardinals
Yankees, 4-0
1927
Yankees
Pirates
Yankees, 4-0
1922
Giants
Yankees
Giants, 4-0
1914
Braves
Athletics
Braves, 4-0
1910
Athletics
Cubs
Athletics, 4-1
1907
Cubs
Tigers
Cubs, 4-0
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