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L.A. Angels (8-17) «02400001411180
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Angels 11, White Sox 5

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Playing their regulars for the second consecutive day, the Los Angeles Angels showed there is more to their loaded lineup than Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.

Chris Iannetta and Alberto Callaspo homered off White Sox starter Gavin Floyd, and Mark Trumbo drove in two runs with a double to help the Angels beat Chicago 11-5 on Monday.

"The offensive chemistry we've seen build as Albert and Josh have gotten some at-bats and seen the ball better," Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said. "Since Erick Aybar came back, we're starting to see a little chemistry there and it's been fun to watch."

Pujols and Hamilton each singled twice. Every starter had at least one hit for the Angels, who finished with 18.

Floyd, the No. 3 starter for the White Sox, allowed six runs and 10 hits over the first three innings before getting on track and pitching four scoreless frames. The right-hander was charged with seven runs and 13 hits in all over seven-plus innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Chicago played without right fielder Alex Rios, who went for a precautionary MRI on his lower back after missing a third straight game with stiffness. White Sox manager Robin Ventura was cautiously optimistic that Rios would play Wednesday against the Indians, Chicago's final game in Arizona before exhibition games against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday.

"It's going to take a few days. I'm going to have to wait it out," Rios said. "It will be fine. I've had this before in my career. It's just a normal (stiffness)."

Chicago lost its third straight and has won once in eight games, including a tie in that span. Ventura said he wants to see more energy in these last days of spring training.

White Sox reliever Jesse Crain, testing a right adductor strain, pitched for the second time this spring. Crain started the ninth inning but managed only two outs and was charged with four runs.

Despite the results, he felt good and was hopeful he will make the opening-day roster. Crain expects to pitch again Wednesday.

"If it goes like today as in health-wise, then I'm not worried about a thing," Crain said. "It's all going to come pitch-wise and crispness. I think my velocity was decent and I even feel like I'll have a little more in the tank the next couple of times out."

Los Angeles held out scheduled starter Tommy Hanson, pitching him in an intrasquad game instead, and used eight pitchers.

A.J. Schugel, who will begin the season in Triple-A, started and tossed two scoreless innings before leaving with a blister. Left-hander Sean Burnett pitched a scoreless inning, his second in a row after a shaky start this spring.

"The first couple of hitters (Burnett) was great," Scioscia said. "The outing before this one he was really on the money. He's getting close."

Minor league infielder Tyler Saladino hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the White Sox.

NOTES: Angels RHP Kevin Jepsen, pitching for the first time in a spring training game since he was shut down with triceps tightness after his March 9 outing, gave up a run in one inning. ... Angels reliever Ryan Madson threw 30 pitches on the side in his fourth bullpen session since he was shut down Feb. 1. ... Tyler Flowers was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and Adam Dunn went 0 for 3 with two Ks for Chicago. Paul Konerko was 0 for 4 with a strikeout. ... Konerko will likely extend his franchise record by making his 13th consecutive opening-day start at first base Monday when Chicago hosts Kansas City.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

T. Saladino
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Los Angeles

C. Iannetta
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mike Trout, LF4010022 .373
   a- Brendan Harris, PH-3B2000003 .271
Erick Aybar, SS4010002 .286
    Efren Navarro, 1B0100100 .214
Albert Pujols, DH4120021 .368
   b- Hank Conger, PH-DH1000000 .387
Josh Hamilton, RF4120001 .294
    Luis Rodriguez, 2B1111000 .293
Mark Trumbo, 1B4012023 .266
    Trent Oeltjen, LF1111000 .375
Howard Kendrick, 2B2210100 .467
   c- J.B. Shuck, PH-CF2211000 .357
Alberto Callaspo, 3B3112001 .340
   d- Kole Calhoun, PH-RF2000012 .200
Chris Iannetta, C3112000 .378
    John Hester, C2010001 .217
Peter Bourjos, CF3020000 .352
   e- Andrew Romine, PH-SS2022000 .286
Totals4411181127  
a-grounded out for Trout in the 8th
b-grounded out for Pujols in the 9th
c-doubled for Kendrick in the 8th
d-flied out for Callaspo in the 8th
e-doubled for Bourjos in the 8th
Batting
2B - Erick Aybar (3, Floyd), Luis Rodriguez (1, Crain), Mark Trumbo (2, Floyd), J.B. Shuck (3, Floyd), Andrew Romine (4, Jones)
3B - Trent Oeltjen (1, Crain)
HR - Alberto Callaspo (1, Floyd), Chris Iannetta (2, Floyd)
RBI - Luis Rodriguez (7), Mark Trumbo 2 (6), Trent Oeltjen (3), J.B. Shuck (10), Alberto Callaspo 2 (6), Chris Iannetta 2 (7), Andrew Romine 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Andrew Romine 2 (3)
Team LOB - 8
Los Angeles Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
A.J. Schugel (W,1-0) 2200020 5.14
Kevin Jepsen (H,1) 1111000 6.75
Sean Burnett (H,2) 1000110 12.27
Jairo Diaz (H,1) 1.1100010 0.00
Mitch Stetter (H,3) 0.2000010 6.75
Caleb Graham (H,2) 1000010 7.71
Michael Cisco (H,1) 1322000 18.00
David Carpenter 1222021 5.23
WP - Michael Cisco (1)
Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Schugel 12-12, Kevin Jepsen 5-4, Sean Burnett 9-5, Jairo Diaz 7-7, Mitch Stetter 4-4, Caleb Graham 5-5, Michael Cisco 7-6, David Carpenter 13-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Schugel 4-0, Kevin Jepsen 2-1, Sean Burnett 2-0, Jairo Diaz 1-2, Michael Cisco 2-1, David Carpenter 1-0
Batters Faced - A.J. Schugel 8, Kevin Jepsen 4, Sean Burnett 4, Jairo Diaz 5, Mitch Stetter 2, Caleb Graham 3, Michael Cisco 6, David Carpenter 5
Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, CF3010001 .296
    Brandon Short, CF2110000 .273
Alexei Ramirez, SS4002001 .264
    Angel Sanchez, SS0000000 .273
Jeff Keppinger, 3B3010000 .462
    Conor Gillaspie, 3B1110000 .268
Adam Dunn, 1B3000021 .204
    Josh Bell, 1B1011000 .333
Paul Konerko, DH4000011 .339
Dayan Viciedo, LF2010110 .278
    Stefan Gartrell, LF1110000 .250
Dewayne Wise, RF3000002 .260
    Jim Gallagher, RF1000011 .200
Tyler Flowers, C4000032 .289
Gordon Beckham, 2B3110000 .292
    Tyler Saladino, 2B1112000 .500
Totals3659518  
Batting
2B - Brandon Short (2, Cisco), Conor Gillaspie (3, Cisco), Dayan Viciedo (4, Schugel)
3B - Alejandro De Aza (1, Diaz)
HR - Tyler Saladino (1, Carpenter)
RBI - Alexei Ramirez 2 (6), Josh Bell (8), Tyler Saladino 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Bell (3), Tyler Saladino 2 (4)
SB - Gordon Beckham (1, 2nd base off Jepsen/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Dayan Viciedo 1, Dewayne Wise 1
DP - Viciedo-Beckham
PB - Tyler Flowers (1)
E - Josh Bell (4, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gavin Floyd (L,1-2) 71377162 6.10
Nate Jones 1100000 0.00
Jesse Crain 0.2343110 16.20
Ramon Troncoso 0.1100000 3.18
Pitches-Strikes - Gavin Floyd 49-44, Nate Jones 4-4, Jesse Crain 12-8, Ramon Troncoso 2-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gavin Floyd 6-7, Nate Jones 2-1, Jesse Crain 2-0
Batters Faced - Gavin Floyd 33, Nate Jones 4, Jesse Crain 7, Ramon Troncoso 2
Game Information
Attendance - 8911
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Patrick Mahoney, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Adam Hamari