American League Game Summary - Chicago at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Friday, September 21st)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 6, Chicago 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Ervin Santana allowed one run and tied a
career-high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings to guide the Los Angeles
Angels of Anaheim to a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Santana (9-12) gave up just two hits and walked one to pick up his first win
in three starts.
Mike Trout and Kendrys Morales each stroked solo homers, while Albert Pujols
and Torii Hunter each drove in a pair for the Angels, who trail the Oakland
Athletics by 3 1/2 games for the final AL wild card spot.
"Great game from Ervin. He pitched a terrific game," Angels manager Mike
Scioscia said. "He was able to throw his breaking ball and fastball
effectively and kept them off balance."
Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and Gordon Beckham knocked in
a run for the White Sox, who lead the Detroit Tigers by 1 1/2 games in the AL
Jake Peavy (11-12) allowed five runs on eight hits over five frames. Peavy has
dropped 11 of his last 16 decisions.
"We got our rear ends kicked," Chicago manager Robin Ventura remarked.
"Santana was good, we couldn't get anything off him."
De Aza led off the game with a homer over the short wall in right field, but
the Angels got the run back in the second when Morales pulverized a leadoff
shot deep into the right-center field bleachers.
"I got my mind past that first inning home run," Santana said. "After that I
tried to keep the ball down and throw strikes. My change-up was working very
good. The key for a pitcher is to throw strikes."
The Angels added a pair in both the third and fourth to take a 5-1 lead.
Chris Iannetta singled and Trout doubled to put runners at second and third
before Pujols delivered a two-run single to left-center field in the third.
With the bases loaded in the fourth, Hunter ripped a single through the hole
at short to score Erick Aybar and Mark Trumbo.
Trout's solo shot in the seventh put the Halos up 6-1.
Chicago scored one in the eighth when Beckham singled to center field to score
Dayan Viciedo, who doubled earlier in the frame.
Santana has 10 career 10-plus strikeout games ... The Angels have won five of
their last seven ... Peavy is 0-3 lifetime against the White Sox.
09/22 01:24:42 ET