ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hector Santiago threw seven innings of five-hit ball against his former team, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Friday night.
It was the second time this season Santiago (7-4) blanked the White Sox 7-0. He has tossed 14 spotless innings against them, but given up 54 runs over 91 1/3 innings in his other 17 starts.
This time, the left-hander struck out seven without issuing a walk. Los Angeles supported him with two runs in the second and five in the seventh.
Four runs came against right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (2-5), though only two were earned. Rookie shortstop Tim Anderson committed two errors.
Gonzalez has not won a road game since beating Tampa Bay on July 25, 2015. He tossed seven shutout innings against the Yankees in his previous start.
The first five Angels to come to bat in the seventh scored against four different Chicago pitchers.
Four of the Angels’ nine hits were doubles, one each by Kole Calhoun, Geovany Soto, Daniel Nava and Jefry Marte. Andrelton Simmons also singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
The Angels have won five of their last seven games.
White Sox: 1B Justin Morneau was called up from his rehab stint at Triple-A and added to the roster. The 35-year-old Morneau had offseason surgery to repair the primary flexor in his right elbow. Chicago signed him June 9 to a one-year contract.
Angels: Despite a brilliant outing Thursday for Triple-A Salt Lake (seven scoreless innings, one hit, 14 strikeouts), LHP Tyler Skaggs (Tommy John surgery, shoulder tightness) will make at least one additional rehab start before joining the rotation, manager Mike Scioscia said. . LHP C.J. Wilson had surgery to repair fraying within his labrum and rotator cuff, the team said.
White Sox: RHP James Shields (4-10) is scheduled to make his eighth start Saturday night since coming to Chicago in a June 4 trade with the Padres. He is 2-3 with a 7.68 ERA for the White Sox, but 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA in his last three starts.
Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (4-9) is 2-4 with a 2.67 ERA in his last 10 starts.