Angels 4, White Sox 2
Updated On: Jun 08 2014 06:13:41 PM CDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left fielder Josh Hamilton drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
Left-hander C.J. Wilson (7-5) conceded only one walk and one hit in the first six innings. In 7 1/3 innings, Wilson permitted three hits, two walks and one run, struck out six and induced 12 groundouts, including two double plays.
Hamilton played the key role as the Angels built a 4-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, Hamilton lined a double into right field off left-hander Jose Quintana to score center fielder Mike Trout.
Then with the bases loaded in the fifth, Hamilton hit a ground ball under second baseman Gordon Beckham's glove for a single that brought second baseman Howie Kendrick and Trout home. Third baseman David Freese went to third base on Hamilton's single and scored on first baseman C.J. Cron's single.
Since being reactivated from the disabled list on Tuesday, Hamilton has eight hits in 23 at-bats and driven in five runs.
The White Sox broke the shutout with two runs in the top of the eighth. Pinch-hitter Conor Gillaspie hit an infield single that scored pinch-runner Adrian Nieto, then center fielder Adam Eaton singled to bring pinch-hitter Alejandro De Aza home.
Chicago then put the potential tying runs on base in the ninth against right-handed closer Ernesto Frieri. Right fielder Dayan Viciedo hit a double with one out. Then after Frieri struck out shortstop Alexi Ramirez, pinch-hitter Adam Dunn received an intentional walk. But Frieri earned his 10th save by striking out Nieto, who replaced catcher Tyler Flowers behind the plate.
Quintana (3-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out four.
NOTES: Chicago 1B Paul Konerko made his first start since June 1. ... White Sox DH Jose Abreu has hit safely in 12 of his past 16 games entering Sunday's action. ... Chicago LF Dayan Viciedo began the game in an 0-for-22 slump. ... Los Angeles SS Erick Aybar began the day leading all major league shortstops in batting at .324. Aybar is hitting .344 (22-for-64) with 15 RBIs in his past 16 games. ... Angels RF Collin Cowgill has driven in five runs in his last six games.
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