Angels Outlast White Sox in Cactus League Slugfest
Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
The Los Angeles Angels scored runs in eight of nine innings Tuesday in defeating the Chicago White Sox 14-10 at the Camelback Ranch complex in Glendale, Ariz.
Mike Trout and Ian Stewart each homered as the Halo offense combined for 17 hits and 12 RBIs against White Sox pitching. Josh Hamilton got his first spring training RBI on a first inning single that scored Kole Calhoun, giving the Angels a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The game was Hamilton’s second since returning from a strained calf suffered last month.
Trout and Howie Kendrick continued their hot hitting combining for four hits, four runs and two stolen bases. Kendrick is having a stellar spring, batting .441 with 15 hits and nine runs scored through 13 Cactus League games.
Despite giving up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, Tyler Skaggs notched his first victory of the spring. The left hander, who is competing for a spot in the Angels starting rotation, saw his ERA rise to 6.14. With less than two weeks left before the Halos head to Anaheim, Skaggs has a lot of work to do in convincing manager Mike Scioscia that he deserves an Opening Day roster spot.
Jered Weaver takes the mound tomorrow as the Angels visit the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. Game time is 1:05 p.m. and it can be seen on Fox Sports West and MLB Network.