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Guerrero, Kotchman lift Angels past White Sox

May 13, 2008 - 6:00 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Vladimir Guerrero and Casey Kotchman each had key hits to lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 10-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Guerrero hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Angels a 5-4 lead. Kotchman highlighted the Angels' four-run sixth with a two-run single to extend the lead to 10-4.

Nick Adenhart (1-0) allowed four runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win for the Angels, who entered the game having lost four straight - their worst skid since a six-game slide from April 12-18, 2007.

"I did what I could do to help the team end our losing streak," Adenhart said. "It feels good to get my first win, but it was a rough few starts up here. It was a negative exclamation mark for me, but good to get the win."

Chicago starter Mark Buehrle (1-5) yielded eight runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. The lefthander now has dropped five straight decisions and is winless over his last six starts.

Buehrle dropped to 1-5 lifetime against the Angels and is winless in his last 12 regular-season starts against them.

"Except for one pitch to Vlad, I think we would have won if that ball doesn't go for a home run," Buehrle said. "It has been frustrating this year, but I just have to keep my composure and get outs. I just hope it all evens out."

The White Sox battled back with two runs in the eighth off reliever Chris Bootcheck and one in the ninth against Scot Shields. Closer Francisco Rodriguez relieved Shields and recorded the final two outs for his major league-leading 15th save.

Chicago took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a run-scoring single by Joe Crede and a two-run single to shallow center field by Juan Uribe. The Angels responded with two runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Crede drove in another run in the fourth to put Chicago on top 4-2.

Garret Anderson had three hits for the Angels, including an RBI triple in the fifth that gave them a 6-4 lead. Guerrero finished 2-for-5 with four RBI and he scored twice.

"Vlad took a step in the right direction tonight to get his bat going," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He still hasn't found his groove yet, but he will."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 7 14 1
    LA ANGELS 0 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 x 10 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, EHREN WASSERMANN (6TH), BOONE LOGAN (6TH),
    OCTAVIO DOTEL (7TH), MATT THORNTON (8TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    LAA - NICK ADENHART, CHRIS BOOTCHECK (6T

    May 13 12:58 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY PABLO OZUNA SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 7
    LA ANGELS 10 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.214, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    White Sox 7, Angels 10  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 13 12:47 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RAMIREZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 6
    LA ANGELS 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.210, 2-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)

    White Sox 6, Angels 10  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 13 12:40 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A PIERZYNSKI ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    LA ANGELS 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: N SWISHER (.212, 2-FOR-3)

    White Sox 5, Angels 10  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 13 12:27 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND TORII
    HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C KOTCHMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    LA ANGELS 10 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.255, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    White Sox 4, Angels 10  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 13 12:06 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED ERICK AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.296, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox 4, Angels 8  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 12 11:59 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ERICK AYBAR SCORED GARY MATTHEWS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E AYBAR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.270, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    White Sox 4, Angels 7  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 12 11:55 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED ROBB QUINLAN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.247, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    White Sox 4, Angels 6  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 12 11:28 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (4) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED SEAN RODRIGUEZ AND GARY
    MATTHEWS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.298, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 4, Angels 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 12 11:24 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE CREDE SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CREDE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.202, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    White Sox 4, Angels 2  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 12 11:02 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY MATTHEWS SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS ON FIRST, S RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.297, 1-FOR-1)

    White Sox 3, Angels 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 12 10:40 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED ROBB QUINLAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M BROWN (.200, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    White Sox 3, Angels 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 12 10:35 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUAN URIBE SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI AND NICK
    SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J URIBE ON FIRST, J CREDE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.229, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 3, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 12 10:29 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE CREDE SCORED JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CREDE ON FIRST, N SWISHER ON SECOND, A
    PIERZYNSKI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.194, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

    White Sox 1, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 12 10:27 PM