Ohtani, 3 other Angels homer in 9-2 win over White Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Griffin Canning had never been caught by fellow rookie Anthony Bemboom.

Maybe Sunday was the start of a productive partnership.

Canning had perhaps the best start of his career, going seven innings and allowing just one run, and Bemboom hit his first homer in the majors to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun and Matt Thaiss also homered to back Canning (5-6), who went seven innings for only the second time.

''This may be his best outing,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''His pitch count was low. Not a lot of hard contact. Used all four pitches very well. The changeup was strong. When he has all four pitches working, he's a tough pitcher to face.''

Ohtani hit his first home run since July 27 and just his second since the All-Star break. He has a nine-game hit streak, the longest of his young career.

''He's continued to get his hits and continued to be part of the offense, so I haven't been concerned,'' Ausmus said.

Calhoun added his career-high 27th home run, 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 Sunday, and 50 of those have gone for extra bases.

''It's cool. We still have time to go,'' Calhoun said. ''There's still things I want to accomplish and keep getting better and growing. Nice to be there early but still want to finish strong.''

The Angels have won four of five, including three of the four games in the weekend series.

Canning struck out eight and walked one while mixing his slider, curveball, changeup and fastball.

''I'm not trying to put a grade on it but it felt pretty good,'' Canning said. ''Had different stuff working. It's always good to save some arms coming up with four games in three days, so glad I could do that for sure.''

Thaiss hit a three-run homer in the second inning off White Sox starter Dylan Cease (2-6). He was 3 for 4 with a career-high four RBIs and one run scored.

Eloy Jimenez homered and tripled for the White Sox.

Canning hit James McCann with two outs in the fourth and then gave up his first hit and only run when Jimenez tripled to score McCann. It appeared Brian Goodwin, playing center field, lost the ball in the sunlight.

Jimenez 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.

''It seemed like they were seeing the ball well,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''They were getting good pitches to hit, and they took advantage of it. I think it was three runs in the second inning and added another (off Cease) later on. We're going to try and go back to the drawing board, see what's going on, see if we can pick something up and clean it up.''

ANTHONY BEM-BOMB?

Bemboom's first home came in his 17th at-bat and Ausmus wondered if his new nickname should be Bem-Bomb, instead of Boom Boom and a host of others.

''It felt great,'' Bemboom said. ''Little bit of frustration earlier in the game when guys were in scoring position with less than two outs and I didn't get them in. It was a situation where I felt like I needed to let a little frustration out and I felt a little relief at that point.''

Bemboom didn't have the ball with him after the game and last he heard, Angels staff was working on getting the ball he hit in the eighth inning.

RARE DAY OFF FOR TROUT

Mike Trout was given the day off Sunday and the previous day he was the designated hitter. Ausmus said with upcoming heat in Texas and four games in three days (including a doubleheader with a makeup game Tuesday) he wanted him to recharge. Albert Pujols also had Sunday off.

STRIKEOUTS BY THE NUMBERS

Canning has 96 strikeouts through his first 18 major league games, second in Angels history behind Jered Weaver, who had 100.

TRAINER'S ROOM

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.

UP NEXT

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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  • W: G. Canning (5-6)L: D. Cease (2-6)
  • HR: CHW - E. Jimenez (22), LAA - K. Calhoun (27), A. Bemboom (1), M. Thaiss (6), S. Ohtani (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF40000011.284.315.390.705-0.5
J. Jay RF40100001.274.310.329.6381.0
J. Abreu DH30000022.273.314.487.8010.0
J. McCann C21100011.294.347.483.8292.5
a- R. Cordell PH10000010.227.284.356.640-0.5
E. Jimenez LF41221020.243.295.480.7759.0
M. Skole 1B30000131.233.303.267.570-0.5
T. Anderson SS40200001.330.353.493.8463.0
R. Goins 3B30000001.260.357.390.7470.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30100020.250.312.323.6351.0
  • a-struck out for McCann in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Goodwin CF40200111.281.338.485.8233.5
D. Fletcher 3B41000124.287.346.400.7461.0
S. Ohtani DH51221011.299.358.519.8777.5
J. Upton LF50100032.214.309.422.731-0.5
K. Calhoun RF42211011.234.324.480.8048.5
L. Rengifo 2B32200000.245.327.362.6896.0
M. Thaiss 1B41341001.205.286.443.72912.0
W. Tovar SS41200001.206.260.279.5404.0
A. Bemboom C41121003.235.235.471.7067.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Anderson (21), Y. Sanchez (13)
    • 3B - E. Jimenez
    • HR - E. Jimenez (22)
    • RBI - E. Jimenez 2 (51)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Jimenez (13)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, J. McCann 2 (2), M. Skole, R. Goins
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Goodwin (23), K. Calhoun (23), L. Rengifo (16), M. Thaiss (3), W. Tovar (5)
    • HR - S. Ohtani (16), K. Calhoun (27), M. Thaiss (6), A. Bemboom
    • RBI - S. Ohtani 2 (52), K. Calhoun (61), M. Thaiss 4 (18), A. Bemboom 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Goodwin, D. Fletcher 3 (3), J. Upton 2 (2), M. Thaiss
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - T. Anderson (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (13)
    • DP - (Sanchez-Anderson-Skole)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Goodwin (3)
    • DP - (Tovar-Rengifo-Thaiss)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Cease (L, 2-6)5.07551625.931.570.0
    R. Detwiler3.08441226.101.62-3.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Cease (L, 2-6)5.0
    R. Detwiler3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Canning (W, 5-6)7.05111804.581.2228.0
    T. Buttrey1.01000203.771.293.0
    A. Mejia1.01110218.281.962.0
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Canning (W, 5-6)7.0
    T. Buttrey1.0
    A. Mejia1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Cease
    • HBP - D. Cease (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 95-57, R. Detwiler 49-30
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 3-6, R. Detwiler 4-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Cease 24, R. Detwiler 16
    PITCHING
    • HBP - G. Canning 2 (8)
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 101-63, T. Buttrey 18-13, A. Mejia 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 8-2, T. Buttrey 1-0, A. Mejia 1-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Canning 26, T. Buttrey 4, A. Mejia 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF40000011.284.315.390.705-0.5
    J. Jay RF40100001.274.310.329.6381.0
    J. Abreu DH30000022.273.314.487.8010.0
    J. McCann C21100011.294.347.483.8292.5
    a- R. Cordell PH10000010.227.284.356.640-0.5
    E. Jimenez LF41221020.243.295.480.7759.0
    M. Skole 1B30000131.233.303.267.570-0.5
    T. Anderson SS40200001.330.353.493.8463.0
    R. Goins 3B30000001.260.357.390.7470.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B30100020.250.312.323.6351.0
    Total3127211128-----
    • a-struck out for McCann in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Goodwin CF40200111.281.338.485.8233.5
    D. Fletcher 3B41000124.287.346.400.7461.0
    S. Ohtani DH51221011.299.358.519.8777.5
    J. Upton LF50100032.214.309.422.731-0.5
    K. Calhoun RF42211011.234.324.480.8048.5
    L. Rengifo 2B32200000.245.327.362.6896.0
    M. Thaiss 1B41341001.205.286.443.72912.0
    W. Tovar SS41200001.206.260.279.5404.0
    A. Bemboom C41121003.235.235.471.7067.0
    Total37915942814-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson (21), Y. Sanchez (13)
      • 3B - E. Jimenez
      • HR - E. Jimenez (22)
      • RBI - E. Jimenez 2 (51)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Jimenez (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, J. McCann 2 (2), M. Skole, R. Goins
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Goodwin (23), K. Calhoun (23), L. Rengifo (16), M. Thaiss (3), W. Tovar (5)
      • HR - S. Ohtani (16), K. Calhoun (27), M. Thaiss (6), A. Bemboom
      • RBI - S. Ohtani 2 (52), K. Calhoun (61), M. Thaiss 4 (18), A. Bemboom 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Goodwin, D. Fletcher 3 (3), J. Upton 2 (2), M. Thaiss
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - T. Anderson (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (13)
      • DP - (Sanchez-Anderson-Skole)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Goodwin (3)
      • DP - (Tovar-Rengifo-Thaiss)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Cease (L, 2-6)5.07551625.931.570.0
      R. Detwiler3.08441226.101.62-3.0
      Total8.01599284---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Cease (L, 2-6)5.0
      R. Detwiler3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Canning (W, 5-6)7.05111804.581.2228.0
      T. Buttrey1.01000203.771.293.0
      A. Mejia1.01110218.281.962.0
      Total9.07221121---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Canning (W, 5-6)7.0
      T. Buttrey1.0
      A. Mejia1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Cease
      • HBP - D. Cease (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 95-57, R. Detwiler 49-30
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 3-6, R. Detwiler 4-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Cease 24, R. Detwiler 16
      PITCHING
      • HBP - G. Canning 2 (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 101-63, T. Buttrey 18-13, A. Mejia 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 8-2, T. Buttrey 1-0, A. Mejia 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Canning 26, T. Buttrey 4, A. Mejia 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Jimenez homered to right29
      • 8TH INNING
        Bemboom homered to right center, Tovar scored19
      • 7TH INNING
        Ohtani homered to center, Fletcher scored17
      • 6TH INNING
        Thaiss doubled to deep right, Rengifo scored15
      • 4TH INNING
        Calhoun homered to center14
        Jimenez tripled to deep center, McCann scored13
      • 2ND INNING
        Thaiss homered to right, Calhoun and Rengifo scored03
      • 9TH INNING
        • Adalberto Mejia relieved Ty Buttrey
        • Ryan Cordell hit for James McCann
        • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez homered to right
        • M. Skole: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Skole struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Griffin Canning
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sanchez doubled to left
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • J. Jay: Ball, Jay grounded out to second, Sanchez to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Detwiler Pitching:
        • W. Tovar: Ball, Tovar singled to left
        • A. Bemboom: Strike looking, Bemboom homered to right center, Tovar scored
        • B. Goodwin: Goodwin singled to right center, Goodwin out at second
        • D. Fletcher: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Ohtani reached on an infield single to first
        • J. Upton: Upton grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
        • M. Skole: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Skole struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to center
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Detwiler Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ohtani homered to center, Fletcher scored
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Upton singled to left
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Upton out at second
        • L. Rengifo: Rengifo singled to shallow center
        • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Ball, Thaiss grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to first
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jay singled to shallow left
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann singled to center, Jay out at home
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rengifo doubled to deep left
        • Ross Detwiler relieved Dylan Cease
        • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Ball, Thaiss doubled to deep right, Rengifo scored
        • W. Tovar: Ball, Foul, Tovar grounded out to second, Thaiss to third
        • A. Bemboom: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bemboom lined out to left
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson doubled to deep right center
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson out at second, Goins grounded out to first
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ohtani lined out to right
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to second
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann hit by pitch
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez tripled to deep center, McCann scored
        • M. Skole: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Skole struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun homered to center
        • L. Rengifo: Rengifo grounded out to second
        • M. Thaiss: Thaiss singled to right center
        • W. Tovar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tovar doubled to deep right center, Thaiss to third
        • A. Bemboom: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bemboom popped out to second
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Goins grounded out to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodwin doubled to deep center
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
        • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goodwin to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
        • M. Skole: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Skole walked
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Skole out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun doubled to left center
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo hit by pitch
        • M. Thaiss: Foul, Ball, Ball, Thaiss homered to right, Calhoun and Rengifo scored
        • W. Tovar: Tovar grounded out to second
        • A. Bemboom: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bemboom flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Canning Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike (foul tip), Garcia lined out to second
        • J. Jay: Ball, Jay lined out to center
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu hit by pitch
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodwin popped out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)