If the Angels are going to get back in the race, they are going to have to lean on their starting pitching, which was supposed to be a strength for them all season. Last night it was Ervin Santana‘s turn to step up and he did just that going seven innings and striking out 11 as the Angels beat the White Sox 6-2. With the Athletics loss to the Yankees, the Angels are 3.5 games out.
Alejandro De Aza led off the game for White Sox with his ninth homer of the year. The Angels came back in the second when Kendrys Morales hit his 21st home run. In the third, Chris Iannetta singled and Mike Trout followed with a double. Albert Pujols drove them both in with a single. In the fourth, Erick Aybar singled and stole second. Mark Trumbo followed with a walk. After two outs, Trout walked and Torii Hunter singled in two.