LA Angels 6, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 21, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 39326

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 81-69 43-31 38-38 L3
LA Angels 82-69 42-34 40-35 W1

Recap


Angels 6, White Sox 2: Albert Pujols and Torii Hunter drove in two runs apiece while Ervin Santana struck out a career high-tying 11 over seven innings as host Los Angeles climbed within 3 1/2 games of Oakland for the second wild-card spot in the American League.

Rookie Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and Kendrys Morales also went deep for the Angels, who are 2-2 on their nine-game homestand.

Alejandro De Aza led off the contest with his ninth blast for the White Sox, whose lead over Detroit in the AL Central was reduced to 1 1/2 games as they lost their third in a row.

Pujols put Los Angeles ahead for good a frame later with a two-run single off Jake Peavy (11-12), and Hunter plated two with a base hit in the fourth for a 5-1 advantage. Trout snapped a 10-game RBI drought in the seventh with his 28th homer and 88th RBI, both tops among major-league rookies.

Santana (9-12), who has 27 strikeouts over his last three starts, allowed just one run and two hits while walking one.

GAME NOTEBOOK: White Sox DH Paul Konerko returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's loss to Kansas City with back soreness. He went 0-for-4. ... Trout scored twice to become the fourth rookie since 1964 with 120 or more runs, joining Richie Allen (1964), Nomar Garciaparra (1997) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001). ... Peavy fell to 0-3 lifetime against the Angels after yielding five runs and eight hits in five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   LA Angels
Jake Peavy Player Ervin Santana
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 11
8 Hits 2
9.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   LA Angels
Alejandro De Aza Player Mike Trout
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 6
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 1 9 .156 8 12 2 1 1 0
LA Angels 9 2 16 .300 12 6 6 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Angels have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .551 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The White Sox have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .515 after a loss.