Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Sale didn't flirt with a no-hitter this
time, but again sailed along against the LA Angels of Anaheim.
Sale followed his one-hitter and first career shutout against the Angels last
Sunday by blanking them for 7 2/3 innings in this one, and the Chicago White
Sox picked up a 3-0 win in the second test of a four-game set.
Sale (5-2) had his perfect game broken up by Mike Trout with one out in the
seventh inning in his last outing. The southpaw, who extended his scoreless
inning streak to 23, fanned 12 and surrendered just three hits and three walks
to pick up the win.
Alex Rios and Adam Dunn smacked solo homers for Chicago, which has won a
season-high four consecutive tilts.
Addison Reed fired a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 14th save of the year.
C.J. Wilson (3-3), who matched zeroes with Sale for six innings before giving
up three in the seventh Sunday, was again the hard-luck loser. He allowed two
runs on six hits and two walks over seven frames for the Angels, who have
dropped five of their last six games.
The White Sox pushed across a run in the first, seventh and ninth.
Rios extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the opening frame when he
launched a two-out solo shot into the rock pile in left center.
Dayan Viciedo had a one-out single to center in the seventh, advanced to
second on Jeff Keppinger's groundout and scored when Conor Gillaspie slapped a
single to center.
Dunn scalded a one-out liner over the wall in left in the ninth to increase
Chicago's margin to 3-0.
Trout reached third in the first, but the Angels only got a runner to second
one other time in the contest.
Sale is 10-0 lifetime against the AL West ... Rios and Viciedo both had two
hits ... Chicago was 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position, while the
Angels were 0-for-3 with RISP.
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