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Angels complete sweep of ChiSox for fifth straight win

Apr 18, 2011 - 12:20 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Maicer Izturis finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored twice as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finished off a sweep of the White Sox with a 4-2 decision in the final match of a three-game series.

Mark Trumbo hit a solo homer among his two hits, while Bobby Abreu, Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo drove in a run each for the Angels, winners of five straight contests.

Dan Haren (4-0) gave up seven hits and two runs, fanning six without a walk over 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander, who has not lost since August 20, actually saw his earned run average raised to 1.16.

"So far, I've done a good job of keeping the defense in the game, minimizing walks and working ahead in the count. That's my game, it's nothing fancy," Haren said of the keys to his early-season success.

Carlos Quentin doubled twice and scored once for the White Sox, who dropped their fourth straight game.

Mark Buehrle (1-1) took the loss, dented for 10 hits and four runs over seven full frames.

Chicago, which completed a 10-game homestand at 4-6, begins an 11-game road trip on Monday in Tampa Bay.

"We're having trouble swinging the bast right now," said ChiSox manager Ozzie Guillen. "Hopefully leaving Chicago on a road trip, those things will start to come around like they did in camp."

Haren cruised through the first six innings, allowing only three hits, but ran into trouble up 4-0 in the seventh. Quentin doubled with one out and Alex Rios singled to short before A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez hit consecutive RBI singles to halve Chicago's deficit.

Hisanori Takahashi entered and retired his one batter, then Francisco Rodriguez set down Juan Pierre on a fielder's choice to end the inning.

Fernando Rodney enjoyed a quiet eighth and Jordan Walden left the bases loaded in the ninth when he induced a game-ending fly out from Pierre to earn his third save.

Hunter's first-inning sacrifice fly put the Halos on the board, then Abreu's third-inning RBI double and Trumbo's two-out solo homer in the fourth made it 3-0 for the visitors.

With one out in the sixth, a ball hit by Vernon Wells that bounced off the top of the wall in right-center came back into play. A review determined that it never left the field, and Wells took third with a triple. Callaspo then knocked him in with a single to left.

Game Notes

Haren and teammate Jered Weaver are the lone four-game winners in the majors...Los Angeles heads to Texas on Monday to begin a three-game set.

    CHICAGO: 2

    Apr 17 4:50 PM

  • Alexei Ramirez singled to left scored Alex Rios. Runners on first and second with one out and Omar Vizquel due up.

    Angels 4, White Sox 2  Bot 7, 1 OutApr 17 4:07 PM

  • A.J. Pierzynski singled to right scored Carlos Quentin. Runners on first and third with one out and Alexei Ramirez due up.

    Angels 4, White Sox 1  Bot 7, 1 OutApr 17 4:05 PM

  • Alberto Callaspo singled to left scored Vernon Wells. Runner on first with one out and Mark Trumbo due up.

    Angels 4, White Sox 0  Top 6, 1 OutApr 17 3:36 PM

  • Mark Trumbo two-out, solo Home Run (2) to right. Jeff Mathis due up.

    Angels 3, White Sox 0  Top 4, 2 OutsApr 17 3:04 PM

  • Torii Hunter struck out swinging to end the inning.

    Angels 2, White Sox 0  Mid 3Apr 17 2:51 PM

  • Torii Hunter sacrifice fly out to right scored Maicer Izturis. Runner on first with two outs and Vernon Wells due up.

    Angels 1, White Sox 0  Top 1, 2 OutsApr 17 2:15 PM

    CHICAGO: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Apr 17 2:10 PM
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