08/18 18:27 CDT Ohtani, 3 other Angels homer in 9-2 win over White Sox
Ohtani, 3 other Angels homer in 9-2 win over White Sox
BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) --- Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun, Matt Thaiss and Anthony
Bemboom all homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-2 victory over the
Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Ohtani hit his first home run since July 27 and just his second since the
All-Star break. He has a nine-game hitting streak, the longest of his young
Calhoun added his career-high 27th homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning. He
hit 26 home runs in 2015 but hadn't hit more than 19 in a season since. He also
had his 100th hit of the season and 50 of those have gone for extra bases.
It was the first home run of Bemboom's career, coming in his 17th career at-bat.
The Angels have won four of the last five games, taking three of four in the
Eloy Jimnez homered and tripled for the White Sox.
Rookie Griffin Canning (5-6) pitched seven innings for just the second time,
having previously done so May 18 in a victory over Kansas City.
Thaiss hit a three-run homer in the second inning off White Sox starter Dylan
Cease (5-6). He was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and one run scored.
Canning hit James McCann with two outs in the fourth and then gave up his first
hit and only run when Jimnez tripled to score McCann. It appeared Brian
Goodwin, playing center field, lost the ball in the sunlight.
Jimnez hit his 22nd home run off reliever Adalberto Mejia in the ninth.
Cease allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings. He struck out six,
walked one and hit one.
Canning has 96 strikeouts through his first 18 major league games, second in
Angels history behind Jered Weaver, who had 100 strikeouts in his first 18
RARE DAY OFF FOR TROUT
Mike Trout was given the day off Sunday and the previous day he was the
designated hitter. Brad Ausmus said with upcoming heat in Texas and four games
in three days (including a doubleheader with a makeup game Tuesday) he wanted
his star to recharge. Albert Pujols also had Sunday off.
Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle bone bruise/sprain) is doing baseball
activities but is not expected to return to the lineup on the Texas roadtrip
... RHP Justin Anderson (IL with right upper trapezius strain) said he hit a
little wall in his recovery because of stiffness but said he is traveling with
the team to Texas.
White Sox: RHP Ivan Nova (8-9, 4.51 ERA) is 4-0 with a 0.49 ERA over his last
five starts (since July 22), the best ERA in the majors during that stretch.
He'll start Monday at Minnesota.
Angels: LHP Dillon Peters (3-1, 3.38 ERA) earned the win against Pittsburgh on
Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing just two earned runs. He'll start
Monday at Texas.
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