For the second time in two days, a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox went to 10 innings. On Saturday night, it was the Halos' turn to emerge victorious, as they evened the three-game series with a 6-5 win.
The Angels jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, scoring runs off an RBI single from Albert Pujols, a fielder's choice and a bases-loaded walk to Howie Kendrick.
Kevin Youkilis homered in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 3-1, but Mike Trout scored on a wild pitch in the top of the second to get that run right back. The White Sox cut the Los Angeles lead in half, 4-2, on a fielder's choice in the third that scored Alejandro De Aza.
A.J. Pierzynski cut the lead to one run with a home run in the sixth, but the Angels gained another run in the top of the seventh on Pujols' 24th home run of the year. In the bottom of the seventh, however, Youkilis hit his second home run of the game to tie things up, 5-5.
The game headed to extra innings but the Angels win did not take long, as Kendrick hit a two-out RBI single to scoe Alberto Callaspo. Trout, Pujols, Kendrick, Callaspo and Kendrys Morales each had two hits in the game.
Ervin Santana had a quality start, going six innings and giving up three runs (two earned), but missed out on getting the decision.
The Angels will try to capture the much-needed series win on Sunday in the rubber game against Chicago.
For all news and information regarding the Los Angeles Angels, please visit Halos Heaven. For updates and perspective on the Chicago White Sox, check out South Side Sox or stop by SB Nation Chicago. You can also check out everything we have to offer at Baseball Nation.