White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Los Angeles/Anaheim/California

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* The Halos beat the Orioles, 5-4, in 11 innings yesterday at home, winning their second straight series since a season-long six-game losing streak, July 28-August 2. The walkoff victory was the Angels’ ninth of the 2015 campaign – most in the AL, and second most in MLB overall (Cubs – 10).

* Chicago lost, 5-4, in Kansas City on Sunday, getting swept over the weekend at Kauffman Stadium, with all the losses coming by a single run. The White Sox (21-21 record) have played 42 one-run games this season – most in the AL and tied with the Cubs for second most in MLB (Cardinals – 44).
* The Angels and White Sox are meeting for the first time of the season tonight (will play four in Anaheim, August 17-20). Dating to May 18, 2013, Los Angeles has won seven of its last eight games vs. Chicago.
* Matt Shoemaker pitcher 6.0 innings of shutout ball last Tuesday against the Indians, but the Halos couldn’t score any runs, and he was saddled with his second consecutive no-decision. Shoemaker hasn’t allowed a run in 19 straight innings – the longest active streak in MLB.
* Chris Sale allowed seven runs (all earned) in his second straight outing last Tuesday vs. the Rays, and with that loss, has dropped back-to-back starts for the first time since a three-game losing streak over two years ago (July 22-August 1, 2013). Sale is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA in four career starts vs. the Angels.
* Mike Trout went just 4-for-23 (.174 BA) with one homer and two RBI during the Angels’ latest six-game homestand. A career .324 hitter against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Trout is batting .359 with six home runs and 19 RBI in his last 10 road contests.