White Sox rally to down Angels in Peavy's returnMay 12, 2011 - 6:06 AM Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Alexei Ramirez scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning as the Chicago White Sox came from behind to top the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 6-4, in the rubber match of a three- game series.
Adam Dunn, who scored an insurance run on a Brent Lillibridge sacrifice fly, finished 4-for-5 with a solo home run and scored three times in the win where the White Sox scored the final five runs of the game. A.J. Pierzynski also collected four hits as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.
Sergio Santos (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to get the win while Matt Thornton closed out the game in the 10th for his first save of the season.
White Sox's starter Jake Peavy made his first appearance on the mound since July 2010, but gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings. He suffered a detached latissimus dorsi muscle on his throwing side last season and underwent experimental surgery to reattach the muscle.
"We needed that," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Jake threw the ball well. He's a competitor. The energy in the dugout was great, especially the last three innings. Everybody contributed."
Torii Hunter had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs for the Angels, who suffered just their third loss in eight games. Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo each had two hits and a RBI in the loss.
Kevin Jepsen (0-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake before the game, got the loss by allowing two runs and two hits in the last inning.
Anaheim reliever Fernando Rodney came on in the eighth inning and surrendered an Omar Vizquel RBI double that halved the Angels' lead, 4-2, and started the five-run rally in the last three frames.
Jordan Walden came in for the Halos and served a leadoff walk to Dunn in the ninth. After Paul Konerko's strikeout, a Carlos Quentin grounder up the middle put runners on first and second. Pierzynski singled to push Dunn across and move pinch runner Lillibridge to second. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scurried home on Vizquel's sacrifice fly to tie the game, 4-4.
In the 10th, Ramirez got on with a single, moved to third on Dunn's double and slid into home when Jepsen attempted to intentionally walk Konerko, but threw the ball well off target and into the backstop. Then Lillibridge brought home Dunn, and Thornton closed out the game.
Peavy looked good during the first two batters he faced, retiring both. But Maicer Izturis got a single and swiped second base before Hunter lifted a long shot to the left warning track that turned around Alex Rios and deflected off of his glove. Izturis scored with ease and Hunter scampered around for a triple.
"I felt strong," Peavy said. "I could have pitched deeper into the game. I had good stuff. I certainly can compete at this level. It just takes time to get those nerves out of the way."
Dunn tied the game up with one swing in the third inning, ripping the ball into the right field seats.
The Angels got after Peavy again in the third with Peter Bourjos' leadoff triple. Aybar singled to bring home Bourjos and scored for a 3-1 lead on Hunter's grounder up the middle.
Howie Kendrick had a two-out single in the sixth and stole second before scoring on Callaspo's single to add onto the Halos' lead.
"This was a tough loss," Kendrick said.
Angels first baseman Kendrys Morales will not play this season after making the decision to undergo another surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday. Morales has not played since he suffered a fractured ankle while celebrating his game-ending grand slam on May 29, 2010. His rehabilitation had several setbacks during spring training and was placed on the disabled list to start the 2011 season...Los Angeles placed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10 before the game...Angles starter Tyler Chatwood lasted 6 1/3 innings, scattering eight hits and allowing just one run...It was Dunn's fourth career four-hit game...Aybar has a 10-game hitting streak.
- CHICAGO: 6
LOS ANGELES: 4
May 12 1:22 AM
- Brent Lillibridge sacrifice fly out to center scored Adam Dunn with two out. Runner on first and A.J. Pierzynski due up.
White Sox 6, Angels 4 Top 10, 2 OutsMay 12 1:14 AM
- Alexei Ramirez scored on a Kevin Jepsen wild pitch with one out. Runner on second and Paul Konerko at the plate.
White Sox 5, Angels 4 Top 10, 1 OutMay 12 1:13 AM
- Omar Vizquel sacrifice fly out to center scored Brent Lillibridge with two out. Runners on first and second and with Gordon Beckham due up.
White Sox 4, Angels 4 Top 9, 2 OutsMay 12 12:50 AM
- A.J. Pierzynski singled to center scored Adam Dunn with one out. On the play, Brent Lillibridge advances to second. Runners on first and second with Alex Rios due up.
White Sox 3, Angels 4 Top 9, 1 OutMay 12 12:46 AM
- Omar Vizquel doubled to left scored Alex Rios with one out. Runner on second and Gordon Beckham due up.
White Sox 2, Angels 4 Top 8, 1 OutMay 12 12:23 AM
- Alberto Callaspo singled to center scored Howie Kendrick with two out. Runner on first and Hank Conger due up.
White Sox 1, Angels 4 Bot 6, 2 OutsMay 11 11:49 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to center scored Erick Aybar with two out. Runner on first and Howie Kendrick due up.
White Sox 1, Angels 3 Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 11 11:08 PM
- Erick Aybar singled to right scored Peter Bourjos with none out. Runner on first and Bobby Abreu due up.
White Sox 1, Angels 2 Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 11 11:04 PM
- Paul Konerko grounded out short to first. None on with two outs and Carlos Quentin due up.
White Sox 1, Angels 1 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 11 10:53 PM
- Torii Hunter tripled to left scored Maicer Izturis with two out. Runner on third and Howie Kendrick due up.
White Sox 0, Angels 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 11 10:27 PM
- CHICAGO: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 11 10:08 PM
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