Hector Santiago's Angels teammates afforded him the opportunity to attack the Chicago White Sox with an uncomplicated approach Monday night.
Staked to a five-run lead before he took the mound and bolstered by velocity he has rarely enjoyed as a starting pitcher, Santiago did not consider who he was facing or what he was throwing.
"I'm just gonna throw heaters," he said. "Prove to me you can hit it, and I'll start pitching."
The White Sox never could hit them, and Santiago never needed to do anything but throw. He fired 81 fastballs over seven innings in the best performance of his professional career, as the Angels...