Chi. White Sox 4, LA Angels 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 5, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 30202

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 58-51 30-22 28-29 L1
Chi. White Sox 59-48 29-23 30-25 W1

Recap

White Sox 4, Angels 2: A.J. Pierzynski belted a go-ahead, pinch-hit two-run homer as host Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.

Pierzynski has homered in five consecutive games and his seventh-inning blast off Jason Isringhausen (3-2) barely cleared the wall in right-center field to erase a 2-1 deficit as the White Sox maintained a 1 1/2-game lead in the American League Central over the Detroit Tigers.

Alexei Ramirez added a run-scoring triple in the eighth on a drive into the gap in which Angels right fielder Torii Hunter nearly made a spectacular reaching grab.
Addison Reed struck out two in the ninth for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.

The Angels took a 2-1 lead the lead in the top of the seventh when Peter Bourjos walked against Nate Jones (5-0) and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bobby Wilson. After Mike Trout struck out, Hunter smacked a single to left field to score Bourjos.

Los Angeles manufactured a run in the fifth after Maicer Izturis started the inning with a single off the right leg of White Sox starter Francisco Liriano. Izturis moved to second on a bunt single by Bourjos, and to third on a sacrifice bunt by Wilson before Trout drove in the run with a sacrifice fly.

Liriano left the contest after the inning with a quad contusion. He gave up one run and four hits before exiting.

Chicago tied the score in the sixth on a line-drive homer to left by Kevin Youkilis, his third long ball in two games.

Angels starter Dan Haren allowed one run and four hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pierzynski has driven in 11 runs during his five-game homer streak. He has a career-high 21 homers, three better than his 2005 total. … Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols failed to drive in a run after compiling 13 RBIs over the previous six games. … Chicago’s Paul Konerko had three hits after going 1-for-24 over his previous six games. … The Angels expect to activate SS Erick Aybar (toe) off the disabled list prior to Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Chi. White Sox
Dan Haren Player Francisco Liriano
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 1.80
Hitting
LA Angels   Chi. White Sox
Maicer Izturis Player Paul Konerko
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 8 0 9 .286 12 8 2 3 0 0
Chi. White Sox 9 2 17 .281 15 7 4 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .521 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .580 after a loss.