VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
White Sox, Sale blank visiting Angels, 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) - It's been a rough start to the season for the Angels and Chris Sale almost dealt Los Angeles with another embarrassing blow.

Advertisement
Sale took a perfect game into the seventh inning before finishing with a one-hitter, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Mike Trout's sharp single to center ended the perfect game bid with one out in the seventh, on Sale's 70th pitch.

The Angels already trail the Rangers by 10 games in the AL West.

``A couple of years ago (2007), (Mark) Buehrle threw a no-hitter against us when I was with the Rangers. It had that same feel to it. It's like walk, get a hit or something. If this dude throws a perfect game, it's going to be awful,'' said Rangers starter C.J. Wilson.

Sale (4-2) struck out seven on just 98 pitches for his first career shutout and third consecutive win. Sale's one-hitter is Chicago's first since Zach Stewart had one on Sept. 5, 2011, at Minnesota.

``I knew warming up in the bullpen I felt loose. My arm felt good tonight,'' Sale said. ``Warming up in the bullpen I felt like I was creating some good stuff and just wanted to transfer that out to the field, and it ended up working out tonight.''

Alexei Ramirez's two-run two-out single in the bottom of the seventh drove in Tyler Flowers and Tyler Greene to give Sale the lead and chase Wilson. Alex Rios then doubled off reliever Michael Kohn to drive in Ramirez, who had three hits and scored a run.

``C.J. obviously wasn't laying anything in there. That last slider, I know he was trying to have some bite on it but it just stayed middle in, it wasn't awful, but give Ramirez credit. It was a key at-bat and he hit the ball hard,'' said Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Chris Iannetta reached base on Ramirez's throwing error in the ninth for Los Angeles, which had two base runners.

Sale took advantage of an aggressive approach by the Angels' hitters.

``It does (play into our hands) if they hit it at people and swing and miss. We took notice of that basically the first inning and it was pretty much when they started doing that, especially the second and third. It's a great day to have your change-up feeling pretty good when that team's going to try to be that aggressive,'' said catcher Tyler Flowers.

Wilson (3-2) gave up three runs and six hits while striking out three and walking four in 6 2-3 innings. He lost his second straight decision after losing to Houston on Tuesday.

``It was a really well pitched game. Sale just had video game stuff tonight. He's got electric stuff, four pitches and they're all nasty. He was 100 percent on tonight. So it was a rough matchup for us,'' said Wilson.

After doubling with two outs in the bottom of the second, Casper Wells was thrown out by Josh Hamilton at home plate on a single by Flowers to end the inning. It was the second game in a row Hamilton threw out a runner at home, after he got Ramirez on Saturday.

The White Sox threatened in the fourth after Wilson walked Paul Konerko and Dayan Viciedo, but didn't score. With one out, Mark Trumbo made a diving catch on Jeff Keppinger's liner to left, and then Wells flew out to right to end the inning.

Chicago also had a scoring chance in the sixth as Ramirez led off with a single and stole second and third, but was stranded on third when Keppinger flew to left.

NOTES: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said there's no timetable for starting pitcher Tommy Hanson's return. Hanson was placed on the restricted list on Friday. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura gave DH/1B Adam Dunn ``a day off.'' Dunn is hitting .137 overall, including .105 against left-handers. ... Angels shortstop Erick Aybar missed his third straight game with a tight right hamstring suffered Thursday against Houston. Scioscia said Aybar might be available Monday. ... White Sox LHP John Danks threw 101 pitches over six innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte. Danks will make another rehab start May 18 at Triple-A before the White Sox will determine whether to bring him back. Danks hasn't pitched this season after being placed on the disabled list last May 25. ... On Monday, the White Sox's Hector Santiago (1-1, 1.69) will face the Twins' Pedro Hernandez (1-0, 5.96) in Minneapolis, while the Angels' Joe Blanton (0-6, 5.66) is scheduled to pitch against Kansas City's Luis Mendoza (0-2, 6.38).

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
News: 2017 MLB Playoff Results
Astros top Yanks, force Game 7 in ALCS
Nationals fire Baker after two seasons
PR MLB players bond over hurricane
Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss
Jackie Robinson jersey up for auction
Dodgers' Seager to be ready for WS
L.A.'s Turner, Taylor share NLCS MVP
Tigers to hire Gardenhire as manager
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
8 Straight Playoff Winners
5-0 L3 Days, 9-1 +807 L10 Streak
4-0 L4 Picks, +1,728 This Year
6-2 L8 Picks, 25-10 L35 Guarantees
6-1 Last 7 Playoff Picks
23-12 L35 Guaranteed Plays
5-1 +450 L6 Picks, 3-0 L3 Totals
9-3 +749 L12, 13-5 +947 L18 Run
5-2 Picks, 13-4 Totals, 10-4 G-Plays
5-1 L6 G-Plays, 8-3 L11 Totals
7-3 L10 MLB Guarantees
5-2 L7 G-Plays, 8-3 L11 Picks
13-5, +801 L18 MLB Selections
5-2 L7 G-Plays, 13-6 L19 Picks
5-1 Last 6 MLB Selections
4-1 Last 5 Playoff Picks
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 2743
Stephen Nover + 1728
ASA + 1442
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 2125
Stephen Nover + 1451
Vince Akins + 1017
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1422
Kyle Hunter + 832
John Fisher + 521
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 675
ASA + 399
   
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 1449
Scott Rickenbach + 841
Stephen Nover + 724
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1720
Dave Cokin + 1514
ASA + 1049
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership