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Chatwood makes second big league start in Chicago

Apr 16, 2011 - 2:48 PM (Sports Network) - Tyler Chatwood makes his second big league start this afternoon when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue their three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chatwood absorbed the loss in his major league debut on Monday against Cleveland, as he allowed four runs and four hits with four walks in five innings.

"Awesome," said Chatwood of his first start. "It was definitely exciting to pitch in Angel Stadium finally after growing up here and watching games. I couldn't feel my body in the first inning."

Chicago, meanwhile, will hand the ball to Gavin Floyd, who was brilliant in beating the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Floyd scattered four hits and allowed just an unearned run to pick up his first win of the season. He also struck out eight and more than lowered his earned run average in half to 2.40.

"I felt strong and just tried to hit the mitt, that's all," said Floyd, who threw 64 of his 96 pitches for strikes. "I have confidence in myself that I can go out there and compete."

Floyd has faced the Angels six times and is 2-3 with a 3.68 ERA in six starts.

In Friday's opener, Macier Izturis drove in two runs as part of a four-run fourth inning, helping Los Angeles to a 4-3 win. Izturis and Alberto Callaspo each had three hits for the Angels, who have won three straight games.

Jered Weaver (4-0) continued his hot start with seven solid innings, which was interrupted by rain for a 30 minute-delay in the sixth inning. He gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and struck out four.

"It's great to get off to a good start," Weaver said. "They've been giving me some runs and that takes a lot of pressure off."

Adam Dunn had a two-run homer for Chicago, which has fallen to 4-4 during a 10- game homestand. White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber (1-1) got the loss, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on six hits in five innings.

"I didn't have much of a feel for anything tonight. I just tried to battle," Humber said.

Chicago had won seven straight games from the Angels before Friday's loss.

    CHICAGO: 2

    Apr 16 8:55 PM

  • Paul Konerko two-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Carlos Quentin due up.

    Angels 7, White Sox 2  Bot 9, 2 OutsApr 16 8:53 PM

  • Bobby Abreu struck out swinging. Runner on first with one out and Torii Hunter due up.

    Angels 7, White Sox 1  Top 7, 1 OutApr 16 8:16 PM

  • Hank Conger two-out, three-run Home Run (2) to right scored Alberto Callaspo and Mark Trumbo. Brandon Wood due up.

    Angels 6, White Sox 1  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 16 7:59 PM

  • Carlos Quentin lead-off Home Run (3) to left. Alex Rios due up.

    Angels 3, White Sox 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 16 7:41 PM

  • Howie Kendrick one-out, two-run Home Run (5) to left center scored Brandon Wood. Bobby Abreu due up.

    Angels 3, White Sox 0  Top 3, 1 OutApr 16 7:06 PM

  • Gavin Floyd's wild pitch scored Vernon Wells with two out. None on and Hank Conger at the plate.

    Angels 1, White Sox 0  Top 2, 2 OutsApr 16 6:48 PM

    CHICAGO: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Apr 16 6:22 PM
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