Hendriks hopes White Sox fans create 'blackout' to begin rally vs. Astros

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Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks is calling on fans to help the club rally from a 2-0 series deficit against the Houston Astros as they return home for Game 3 on Sunday.

He's asking for a "blackout" game where fans all wear black clothing to create an imposing sea of darkness in the stands.

"Being home in front of our own guys with, hopefully, a blackout game going and we can really get this thing moving with our own people," he said. "And I think that'll help quell some nerves and get people right back into the frame of mind. And this is a team that can go on a run and win three in a row."

It's reminiscent of the 2008 tiebreaker when the White Sox encouraged fans to dress in all black ahead of a decisive game against the Minnesota Twins. Chicago scraped out a 1-0 win to advance to the ALDS.

The task is even taller this time around. The White Sox need three straight wins and the Astros are riding high. However, Hendriks is confident it can be done.

"We're down 0-2. I said, 'screw it' - well, in a different vernacular - 'screw it, we've got to win three in a row. It's been done before and guys in this room have done it before,'" Hendriks said.

Hendriks hopes White Sox fans create 'blackout' to begin rally vs. Astros
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