Anaheim at Chicago

W: T. Chatwood (1-1) L: G. Floyd (1-1)
HR: ANA - H. Kendrick (5),H. Conger (2)   CHW - C. Quentin (3),P. Konerko (4)

Angels 7, White Sox 2 wire reports

CHICAGO -- After a lengthy delay, the Chicago White Sox struggled to get anything going offensively against the Los Angeles Angels.

Even more disheartening, it was against a pitcher making his second major league start.

Rookie Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings to lead the Angels to a 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

The game was delayed by two hours and 10 minutes due to rain.

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The White Sox were unable to string together any hits to build momentum in any inning, as they grounded into three double plays.

"I think right now our bats are kind of quiet," Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "But I'm not going to take any credit away from the kid. He threw the ball very well."

Chatwood (1-1) retired 10 of his first 13. He gave up five hits, struck out three and allowed only a solo home run to Carlos Quentin, his 100th career homer.

"The last couple games we've been facing some pretty good pitching," Guillen said. "I think maybe that's the reason our bats are quiet. Hopefully, we start swinging the bat the way we know we can swing the bat."

Gavin Floyd (1-1) gave up six runs and eight hits over six innings. He threw three wild pitches and allowed hits to the leadoff batter in each of the first four innings.

After allowing two hits to start the fourth, Floyd appeared to have found his rhythm, retiring eight in a row. But after a pair of two-out walks in the sixth, pitching coach Don Cooper paid Floyd a visit and Conger drove the next offering down the right-field line for his second homer of the season to give the Angels a 6-1 lead.

"Things like that happen. You try to make pitches, get quick outs," Floyd said. "The last inning got two quick outs and decided to put guys on. Made a poor pitch to Conger. Trying to go fastball in and get ahead. Should have made a better pitch."

Paul Konerko hit his fourth homer for Chicago, a solo shot with two outs in the ninth.

Juan Pierre had two hits and reached base three times for the White Sox. He was caught stealing in the third, unsuccessful for the fifth straight time. He is 4 for 9 on stolen base attempts this season.

Howie Kendrick homered and drove in three runs for the Angels. Leadoff man Maicer Izturis had three hits.

Izturis has 14 hits in his last 26 at-bats against the White Sox, getting hits in seven consecutive meetings. He is 6 for 10 in the series.

In the third inning, Brandon Wood doubled and advanced to third on Izturis' second hit of the game, but Izturis was tagged out in a rundown. Kendrick then drove a 3-2 pitch over the left-center wall to put the Angels up 3-0.

Floyd was relieved in the seventh by Will Ohman, who gave up a double to Izturis and an RBI single to Kendrick that extended the Angels' lead to 7-1.

Angels' manager Mike Scioscia was pleased with the performance by Chatwood.

"We feel good about some of the young arms that are starting to come up," Scioscia said. "Right now, what you saw tonight is what we saw in Tyler."


The start was delayed for two hours and 10 minutes. ... Quentin has five hits in his last 32 at-bats. ... White Sox RHP Jake Peavy (right shoulder tendinitis) threw 34 pitches in a side session. He expects to throw 90-95 pitches Monday with Double-A Birmingham and will try to exceed 100 pitches next Saturday with Triple-A Charlotte. He hopes to rejoin the team by the end of April. ... The White Sox have committed the second-most errors in the majors this season, but manager Ozzie Guillen has confidence his team will improve. "We have a third baseman [Brent Morel] who will win the Gold Glove before his career is over," Guillen said. "The shortstop [Alexei Ramirez] should be a Gold Glove [winner]." Angels 1B Kendrys Morales (left ankle) did some running drills at the team's spring training complex in Arizona on Friday and is "progressing," according to manager Mike Scioscia. SS Erick Aybar (left oblique) took swings from the right side and will continue to do so while the team evaluates him.

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Players of the Game

H. Conger
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

C. Quentin
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Los Angeles Angels
Maicer Izturis, DH5130011 .357
Howard Kendrick, 2B5123001 .305
Bobby Abreu, LF4000022 .294
    Peter Bourjos, CF1000010 .222
Torii Hunter, RF4000002 .226
Vernon Wells, CF-LF4120011 .140
Alberto Callaspo, 3B3110101 .354
Mark Trumbo, 1B3100103 .260
Hank Conger, C4123000 .286
Brandon Wood, SS4110023 .154
2B - Maicer Izturis (5, Ohman), Vernon Wells (2, Floyd), Hank Conger (1, Pena), Brandon Wood (1, Floyd)
HR - Howard Kendrick (5, Floyd), Hank Conger (2, Floyd)
RBI - Howard Kendrick 3 (7), Hank Conger 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Hank Conger 3 (3)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Wood-Kendrick-Trumbo, Wood-Kendrick-Trumbo, Trumbo-Wood
Los Angeles Angels
Tyler Chatwood (W,1-1) 7511231 3.75
Francisco Rodriguez 1100010 0.00
Rich Thompson 1111001 2.70
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Chatwood 92-55, Francisco Rodriguez 11-8, Rich Thompson 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Chatwood 5-9, Francisco Rodriguez 1-1, Rich Thompson 1-2
Batters Faced - Tyler Chatwood 24, Francisco Rodriguez 4, Rich Thompson 4
Chicago White Sox
Juan Pierre, LF3020111 .317
Gordon Beckham, 2B4000002 .263
Adam Dunn, DH4000021 .207
Paul Konerko, 1B4111010 .327
Carlos Quentin, RF4111000 .296
Alex Rios, CF2010100 .207
A.J. Pierzynski, C3000002 .222
Alexei Ramirez, SS3010000 .294
Brent Morel, 3B3010001 .234
HR - Paul Konerko (4, Thompson), Carlos Quentin (3, Chatwood)
RBI - Paul Konerko (13), Carlos Quentin (11)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Konerko (5)
CS - Juan Pierre (5, 2nd base by Chatwood/Conger)
Team LOB - 3
Outfield Assists - Carlos Quentin 1
E - Alexei Ramirez (4, Throwing)
Chicago White Sox
Gavin Floyd (L,1-1) 6866232 4.29
Will Ohman 0.1211010 11.81
Tony Pena 2.2100030 6.75
WP - Gavin Floyd 3 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Gavin Floyd 98-60, Will Ohman 18-11, Tony Pena 29-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gavin Floyd 8-6, Tony Pena 3-2
Batters Faced - Gavin Floyd 27, Will Ohman 3, Tony Pena 9
Game Information
Attendance - 21250
Game Time - 2:35
Temperature - 39
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Miller