Rapid Reaction: White Sox 6, Angels 1

May, 17, 2012
5/17/12
6:11
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com


A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

How it happened: The White Sox knocked out Angels starter C.J. Wilson with a three-run fourth inning. Adam Dunn drove home Dayan Viciedo and Brent Morel with a single to center and Paul Konerko scored Dunn on an infield single. Chris Sale got the win, scattering five hits over 5 1/3 innings and striking out seven. The Sox bullpen shut down the Angels the rest of the way. A.J. Pierzynski drove in two runs, one in the third inning and one in the ninth, and Dayan Viciedo hit a solo shot in the eighth. Albert Pujols' home run to center was the lone run for the Angels.

What it means: The Sox split a strange two-game West Coast trip against the Angels.

Outside the box: Sale came back strong after a rocky outing Saturday in Kansas City -- his first back in the rotation after temporarily being moved to closer.

Up next: The White Sox return home to Chicago, starting the Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon at 1:20 CT. Phil Humber (1-2, 5.77) will be on the mound for the Sox, opposing Jeff Samardzija (4-1, 2.89) for the Cubs.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
John Danks
WINS ERA SO IP
8 4.15 79 112
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .287
HRJ. Abreu 29
RBIJ. Abreu 73
RJ. Abreu 49
OPSJ. Abreu .969
ERAC. Sale 2.08
SOJ. Quintana 107