Halo Highlights- Santana’s Strong Effort Leads Way To Win

By Jason Evans

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.

September 21, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) pitches in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

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.

In the seventh, Trout hit his 28th homer of the year. The White Sox came back with a run in the eighth when Dayan Viciedo doubled and two batters later, Gordon Beckham singled him in.

Dan Haren will look to keep it going tonight against Jose Quintana at 9:05ET/6:05PT