Heaney strikes out 12 as Angels blank White Sox
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[September 10, 2018]
Andrew Heaney pitched seven
scoreless innings with a career-high 12 strikeouts, and the Los
Angeles Angels held on for a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox to
complete a three-game sweep Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Heaney (9-9) allowed only three hits and walked none to earn his
second win in the past three starts. The fifth-year southpaw struck
out at least one batter in six of the seven innings he worked.
Los Angeles climbed one game within .500 after wrapping up its
10-game road trip with a 7-3 record.
Chicago lost its fifth game in a row. The White Sox were shut out
for the 11th time this season.
Mike Trout followed up his 5-for-5 performance one night earlier by
going 2-for-4. He increased his team-leading batting average to .316
with 33 home runs and 68 RBIs on the season.
Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. He has hit .533
(8-for-15) with a double, a triple, three homers and nine RBIs in
four games since learning that he will need Tommy John surgery on
his right elbow.
The game was scoreless until the Angels broke through in the
seventh. First baseman Jose Fernandez led off the inning with a
single and advanced to second on a walk to Kaleb Cowart.
Kole Calhoun punched a two-out single to right field to drive in
Fernandez for the go-ahead run.
Ty Buttrey recorded a scoreless eighth, pitching around a leadoff
single by Yoan Moncada, to preserve the lead.
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White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez (40) delivers in the first
inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Blake Parker flirted with trouble in the ninth, but Jose Alvarez
recorded the final out for his first save.
White Sox rookie reliever Ian Hamilton (0-1) took the loss after he
was charged with his first career earned run in his fourth
appearance. Hamilton put runners on first and second before giving
way to another rookie, Caleb Frare, who quickly surrendered the
go-ahead single to Calhoun.
The bullpen loss spoiled a strong performance by White Sox starter
Reynaldo Lopez, who pitched six scoreless innings and matched a
season high with 10 strikeouts. Lopez allowed two hits and walked
three, but he was pulled before the top of the seventh as his pitch
count reached 105.
--Field Level Media
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