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Angels Top White Sox 7-2, Tyler Chatwood Earns First MLB Win

The Angels needed a strong start from someone outside of their top three pitchers, and they got it tonight from Tyler Chatwood. In just his second big league start, and first on the road, the rookie Chatwood allowed one run in seven innings, earning his first MLB win as the Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the fourth straight win for the Angels, who are 8-2 in their last 10 contests.

Howie Kendrick hit a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Angels up 3-0. It was the fifth home run of the season for Kendrick. Catcher Hank Conger added a three-run shot in the sixth, breaking the game open, extending the Angels lead to 6-1. Vernon Wells, who entered the game with just six hits in 53 at-bats, collected a single and a double for his first multi-hit game as an Angel. Wells scored the Angels first run, crossing the plate on a wild pitch by Gavin Floyd.

Chatwood allowed five hits and two walks in his seven innings, while striking out three. The only run he allowed was a homer by Carlos Quentin in the fifth inning. The Angels go for the sweep on Sunday, with Dan Haren facing Mark Buehrle.

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