White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is on a tear with six homers and 13
RBIs during a 14-game hitting streak. The Cuban import has a share
of the major-league homer lead with 25 but struggled against Angels’
pitching earlier this season, going 1-for-12 with six strikeouts in
a three-game set. Los Angeles acquired Jason Grilli from Pittsburgh
to shore up the bullpen and he took the loss against Kansas City on
Sunday due to an unearned run prompted by Howie Kendrick’s muff of a
throw on a double-play ball.
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PITCHING MATCHUP: Angels RH Jered Weaver (8-6, 3.33 ERA) vs. White
Sox RH Scott Carroll (2-4, 4.76 ERA)
Weaver improved to 8-2 in 11 career starts against Chicago when he
struck out nine in a victory on June 6. He allowed two runs and five
hits as his career ERA against the White Sox rose to 1.70. Weaver
defeated Minnesota in his last turn, when he gave up one run and
eight hits in seven innings.
Carroll returned to the rotation and lost to Toronto on Thursday,
when he gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings. He had
fared well in six consecutive relief appearances, allowing four runs
in 19 2/3 innings. Carroll held the Angels to one run and two hits
in 4 1/3 innings of relief on June 6.
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1. Angels RF Kole Calhoun is batting .346 with four homers and 13
RBIs in June.
2. Chicago DH Adam Dunn went 4-for-9 with two homers in a three-game
set against the Angels earlier this month, and is 4-for-9 with three
walks over the last three games.
3. Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols (groin) will likely serve as the DH
in at least one of Tuesday’s games.
PREDICTION: White Sox 4, Angels 3
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