The Angels had a 10-4 lead through seven innings, but the White Sox made the game way too interesting for the Angels and their fans with a five-run eighth inning that cut the lead to 10-9.
But the Angels tacked on two huge insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, and closer
The Angels were down, 4-0, when Trumbo led off the fourth inning with his 10th homer of the season, a no-doubt-about-it shot over both bullpens beyond left field.
Trumbo took third on Kendrick's grounder to second and scored the go-ahead run on Callaspo's sacrifice fly to right.
The Angels appeared to blow the game open with a five-run, seventh-inning rally that Trumbo started with a walk. Kendrick singled and Callaspo connected for a three-run homer off reliever
Turns out, the Angels needed every one of those runs as the White Sox rallied in the eighth inning off reliever
It seemed remarkable that Joe Blanton, who entered with an 0-7 record and 6.46 earned-run average, didn't extend his losing streak to eight considering he allowed 15 baserunners on 11 hits, two walks and two hit batters in 4 1/3 innings.
But the right-hander struck out five in the first three innings, escaping a two-on, one-out jam in the first and first-and-third, two-out jams in the second and third to keep the game scoreless.
Blanton slipped off the high wire in the fourth inning, though. Chicago put two on with no outs when Viciedo walked and Gimenez singled. Blanton struck out Greene and got Dewayne Wise to pop out to second, moving one out away from another escape act.
But Blanton hit Ramirez with a pitch to load the bases,
Robert Coello replaced Blanton with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth inning and struck out Ramirez and Rios to end the inning. The right-hander retired the side in order in the sixth, and