The Los Angeles Angels got another quality start, this time from Dan Haren, on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the first sweep in Chicago for the Angels since September 2005. Mark Trumbo homered and had two hits for the Halos in the win.
Haren allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, and is now 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA on the season. Haren has 27 strikeouts against just two walks this year. The Angels have had 12 quality starts, including four from Haren in four starts, in 15 games this season. Jordan Walden loaded the bases in the ninth, but didn't allow a run, picking up his third save of the season.
The Angels have won five straight games and nine of their last 11. They are now 10-5, a half-game behind the Texas Rangers, who play tonight against the Yankees on ESPN. The Angels begin a three-game series in Texas against those Rangers beginning Monday night.
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