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Angels Continue Homestand Against White Sox

The Angels continue their homestand with a three-game series with the Chicago, as Ervin Santana starts the season opener Monday night against Edwin Jackson of the White Sox. The Angels took two of three games from the first-place Cleveland Indians and have won four of their last five contests. The Angels have a two-game lead on Texas for first place in the American League West.

Santana is 1-3 with a 4.43 ERA this season. Though he is 0-2 in three home starts, he has pitched at least seven innings in all three starts in Anaheim. Jackson is 2-4 with a 4.98 ERA this season, though he is coming off his best start of the season. Jackson allowed one run in eight innings last Tuesday to the Twins, but took the loss because he was opposed by Francisco Liriano, who threw a no-hitter.

The Angels' win over Cleveland on Sunday was the 1,000th win for Mike Scioscia in Anaheim. Chicago has won two straight games, but had lost 18 of 22 games before that mini winning streak. The Angels swept three games in Chicago from April 15-17. Tonight's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCOP.

For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.