Giolito Ks 11, McCann hits slam as White Sox top Angels 7-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate.

The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the eighth again on Friday. He sent Ty Buttrey's slider over the wall in left-center to break open a one-run game.

''It's a special feeling. It's something I could never have dreamed of,'' said McCann, who has five career grand slams. ''In both situations I was just looking for a pitch to handle and thankfully I didn't miss them.''

Lucas Giolito (13-6) struck out 11 over six innings in a matchup of Southern California pitchers. The Santa Monica native - who allowed two runs and three hits - is 8-2 with 99 strikeouts in 12 road starts.

Angels starter Patrick Sandoval, who grew up in Mission Viejo, was making his third major league start but first at home.

AL home run leader Mike Trout hit a solo shot to center field in the fifth to bring the Angels to 3-2. It was his 41st of the season, which ties a career high from 2015.

''It's pretty cool to do that in the middle of August. Month and a half left, we've got to finish strong,'' Trout said.

Giolito became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vazquez in 2007. The only time he was in big trouble was when he loaded the bases with one out in the first, but he got out of it by striking out Kole Calhoun and getting Albert Pujols to ground out.

''It was definitely more of a battle-type day than my previous outing, but trusted the game plan, trusted what McCann was doing back there,'' Giolito said. ''He was sequencing really well and I was just going with it.''

McCann has a career-high 14 home runs on the year. He also had three hits and has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games.

Sandoval (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. The left-hander was taken out as the White Sox were about to go through the order for the third time.

''I've been pretty rigid for some time (about taking young pitchers out before their third trip through the order),'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Also in the back of my mind is we have all these young guys and we're coming up against innings limits soon. If it saves an inning and allows them to pitch through September, that would be great.''

Leury Garcia doubled leading off the third and scored on Tim Anderson's single. Anderson scored later in the inning on a wild pitch by Sandoval.

Los Angeles answered in the third when David Fletcher led off with a triple and came home on Shohei Ohtani's single. Chicago pushed the margin back to two when Welington Castillo doubled, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Yolmer Sanchez's bunt single.

WEB GEM

Trout had his fifth outfield assist during the sixth inning when he threw out McCann at third base. McCann overshot the bag and Matt Thaiss was able to apply the tag as McCann was trying to dive back.

According to MLB Statcast, Trout's throw was measured at 92 mph. Trout said one of the things he worked on during the offseason was improving his velocity on throws.

''I kind of didn't even get a good grip at first. I bobbled the transfer, but Thaiss made a good tag and obviously McCann slid past the bag,'' Trout said. ''Sometimes I get too antsy. You try and throw it too hard, and it sails on you. I tried to be under control, get a good grip and let it rip.''

MILESTONE

Ohtani became the third Japanese-born player to reach 15 home runs and 50 RBIs in each of his first two major league seasons, joining Tadahito Iguchi (2005-06) and Hideki Matsui (2003-04).

WALTON'S WORLD

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton was an analyst for NBC Chicago as White Sox analyst Steve Stone did not make the road trip.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle sprain) fielded grounders before the game and could start swinging a bat on Saturday.

White Sox: INF Yoan Moncada (right hamstring strain) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte and went 1 for 5.

UP NEXT

White Sox: LHP Hector Santiago (1-1, 7.11 ERA) makes his second start of the year for Chicago after beginning the season with the Mets.

Angels: LHP Jose Suarez (2-4, 6.57) is 0-3 with a 7.56 ERA in his last eight starts and has given up six runs in each of his last two outings.

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LAA60-64
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  • W: L. Giolito (13-6)L: P. Sandoval (0-1)
  • HR: CHW - J. McCann (14), LAA - M. Trout (41)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF-RF52200010.288.319.391.7104.5
T. Anderson SS52210010.327.348.490.8384.5
J. Abreu 1B51000013.275.315.492.8070.5
J. McCann C41341001.293.345.482.82712.0
E. Jimenez LF40000012.237.290.455.745-0.5
W. Castillo DH41100011.212.282.388.6702.5
J. Jay RF20000101.277.313.333.6471.0
A. Engel CF00000000.218.279.336.6150.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30210110.249.313.321.6333.5
R. Goins 3B40000006.266.361.404.7650.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fletcher SS51200012.287.345.402.7484.5
    M. Trout CF41111021.298.444.6681.1126.0
    S. Ohtani DH40110013.295.356.510.8651.5
    J. Upton LF20000202.212.308.411.7192.0
    K. Calhoun RF40000036.233.323.474.797-1.5
    A. Pujols 1B40200003.244.301.433.7342.0
    M. Thaiss 3B30000121.183.272.390.6620.0
    L. Rengifo 2B40000023.243.323.359.682-1.0
    A. Bemboom C20000021.250.250.333.583-1.0
    a- B. Goodwin PH10000002.278.332.472.8050.0
    M. Stassi C10000000.138.198.172.3710.0
    • a-flied out for Bemboom in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Garcia (23), J. McCann (20), W. Castillo (9)
    • HR - J. McCann (14)
    • SH - J. Jay (4)
    • RBI - T. Anderson (41), J. McCann 4 (47), Y. Sanchez (29)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Goins 5 (5)
    BATTING
    • 3B - D. Fletcher (4)
    • HR - M. Trout (41)
    • RBI - M. Trout (94), S. Ohtani (50)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), K. Calhoun 3 (3), A. Pujols 3 (3), A. Bemboom
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Marshall
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (5)
    • DP - 2 (Rengifo-Fletcher-Pujols; Trout-Thaiss)
    • E - P. Sandoval
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Giolito (W, 13-6)6.062231113.411.1422.5
    E. Marshall0.00000002.731.300.0
    A. Bummer (H, 16)2.00000101.650.966.5
    K. Herrera1.00000106.881.783.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Giolito (W, 13-6)6.0
    E. Marshall0.0
    A. Bummer (H, 16)2.0
    K. Herrera1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Sandoval (L, 0-1)4.15331305.791.50-0.5
    L. Garcia1.21000204.811.503.0
    A. Mejia1.01110108.252.001.5
    T. Buttrey0.22330013.831.30-5.0
    T. Cahill1.11001006.521.451.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Sandoval (L, 0-1)4.1
    L. Garcia1.2
    A. Mejia1.0
    T. Buttrey0.2
    T. Cahill1.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Giolito (5)
    • HBP - L. Giolito (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 113-70, E. Marshall 3-1, A. Bummer 18-13, K. Herrera 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 2-5, E. Marshall 1-0, A. Bummer 5-0, K. Herrera 2-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 28, E. Marshall, A. Bummer 6, K. Herrera 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - P. Sandoval (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Sandoval 74-45, L. Garcia 22-15, A. Mejia 14-9, T. Buttrey 10-7, T. Cahill 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Sandoval 7-3, T. Buttrey 1-2, T. Cahill 4-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Sandoval 19, L. Garcia 5, A. Mejia 4, T. Buttrey 5, T. Cahill 6
    • Balks - P. Sandoval
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CHW55-66
    0021000407101
    LAA60-64
    001010000261
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF-RF52200010.288.319.391.7104.5
    T. Anderson SS52210010.327.348.490.8384.5
    J. Abreu 1B51000013.275.315.492.8070.5
    J. McCann C41341001.293.345.482.82712.0
    E. Jimenez LF40000012.237.290.455.745-0.5
    W. Castillo DH41100011.212.282.388.6702.5
    J. Jay RF20000101.277.313.333.6471.0
    A. Engel CF00000000.218.279.336.6150.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B30210110.249.313.321.6333.5
    R. Goins 3B40000006.266.361.404.7650.0
    Total36710612614-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Fletcher SS51200012.287.345.402.7484.5
      M. Trout CF41111021.298.444.6681.1126.0
      S. Ohtani DH40110013.295.356.510.8651.5
      J. Upton LF20000202.212.308.411.7192.0
      K. Calhoun RF40000036.233.323.474.797-1.5
      A. Pujols 1B40200003.244.301.433.7342.0
      M. Thaiss 3B30000121.183.272.390.6620.0
      L. Rengifo 2B40000023.243.323.359.682-1.0
      A. Bemboom C20000021.250.250.333.583-1.0
      a- B. Goodwin PH10000002.278.332.472.8050.0
      M. Stassi C10000000.138.198.172.3710.0
      Total34262131324-----
      • a-flied out for Bemboom in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia (23), J. McCann (20), W. Castillo (9)
      • HR - J. McCann (14)
      • SH - J. Jay (4)
      • RBI - T. Anderson (41), J. McCann 4 (47), Y. Sanchez (29)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Goins 5 (5)
      BATTING
      • 3B - D. Fletcher (4)
      • HR - M. Trout (41)
      • RBI - M. Trout (94), S. Ohtani (50)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), K. Calhoun 3 (3), A. Pujols 3 (3), A. Bemboom
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Marshall
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (5)
      • DP - 2 (Rengifo-Fletcher-Pujols; Trout-Thaiss)
      • E - P. Sandoval
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (W, 13-6)6.062231113.411.1422.5
      E. Marshall0.00000002.731.300.0
      A. Bummer (H, 16)2.00000101.650.966.5
      K. Herrera1.00000106.881.783.5
      Total9.06223131---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (W, 13-6)6.0
      E. Marshall0.0
      A. Bummer (H, 16)2.0
      K. Herrera1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Sandoval (L, 0-1)4.15331305.791.50-0.5
      L. Garcia1.21000204.811.503.0
      A. Mejia1.01110108.252.001.5
      T. Buttrey0.22330013.831.30-5.0
      T. Cahill1.11001006.521.451.0
      Total9.01077261---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Sandoval (L, 0-1)4.1
      L. Garcia1.2
      A. Mejia1.0
      T. Buttrey0.2
      T. Cahill1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Giolito (5)
      • HBP - L. Giolito (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 113-70, E. Marshall 3-1, A. Bummer 18-13, K. Herrera 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 2-5, E. Marshall 1-0, A. Bummer 5-0, K. Herrera 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 28, E. Marshall, A. Bummer 6, K. Herrera 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - P. Sandoval (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Sandoval 74-45, L. Garcia 22-15, A. Mejia 14-9, T. Buttrey 10-7, T. Cahill 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Sandoval 7-3, T. Buttrey 1-2, T. Cahill 4-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Sandoval 19, L. Garcia 5, A. Mejia 4, T. Buttrey 5, T. Cahill 6
      • Balks - P. Sandoval
      • 8TH INNING
        McCann homered to left center, Garcia, Anderson and Abreu scored72
      • 5TH INNING
        Trout homered to center32
      • 4TH INNING
        Sanchez reached on bunt single to second, Castillo scored31
      • 3RD INNING
        Ohtani reached on an infield single to second, Fletcher scored21
        Anderson scored on wild pitch20
        Anderson singled to right, Garcia scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Aaron Bummer
        • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stassi grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Mejia Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to center
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Adalberto Mejia
        • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Anderson singled to center, Garcia to third
        • J. Abreu: Abreu reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson to second
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann homered to left center, Garcia, Anderson and Abreu scored
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez fouled out to second
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo fouled out to first
        • Trevor Cahill relieved Ty Buttrey
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jay walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez singled to center, Jay to second
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Goins reached on fielder's choice to third, Sanchez out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Engel in center field
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to third
        • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Thaiss struck out looking
        • L. Rengifo: Rengifo grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Adalberto Mejia relieved Luis Garcia
        • Max Stassi catching
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jay flied out to deep left
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goins fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Evan Marshall relieved Lucas Giolito
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Trout safe at first on Marshall fielding error
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Evan Marshall
        • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ohtani grounded out to second, Trout to second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Upton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Trout out at third
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Garcia Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann doubled to deep left
        • E. Jimenez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jimenez flied into double play center to third, McCann out at third
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pujols singled to left
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Thaiss walked, Pujols to second
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rengifo reached on fielder's choice to second, Pujols to third, Thaiss out at second
        • Brian Goodwin hit for Anthony Bemboom
        • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin flied out to shallow left
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • P. Sandoval Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Luis Garcia relieved Patrick Sandoval
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Abreu struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout homered to center
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani flied out to left
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • P. Sandoval Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castillo doubled to deep left
        • J. Jay: Jay hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Castillo to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez reached on bunt single to second, Castillo scored
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Sanchez out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols singled to left
        • M. Thaiss: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pujols to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Thaiss struck out on foul tip
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • A. Bemboom: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Bemboom struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • P. Sandoval Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia doubled to deep right center
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson singled to right, Garcia scored
        • J. Abreu: Anderson to second on balk, Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher tripled to deep left
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Ohtani reached on an infield single to second, Fletcher scored
        • J. Upton: Foul, Upton lined out to center
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • P. Sandoval Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann singled to left
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez lined out to right
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • J. Jay: Ball, Jay safe at first on Sandoval throwing error, McCann to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, McCann to third, Jay to second
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Thaiss: Strike swinging, Ball, Thaiss popped out to shortstop
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • A. Bemboom: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bemboom struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • P. Sandoval Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson lined out to pitcher
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher singled to right
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout hit by pitch, Fletcher to second
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked, Fletcher to third, Trout to second
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)