CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon threw seven scoreless innings, Trayce Thompson hit his first career home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Rodon (5-4) had struggled in his previous four starts, going 1-2 with a 9.33 ERA. He did considerably better Tuesday, striking out a career-high 11, allowing four hits and finishing seven innings for the first time for the White Sox, who have won the first two of the three-game series.
Hector Santiago (7-6) was making his first start at U.S. Cellular Field since being acquired by Los Angeles from the White Sox in a December 2013 three-team deal. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up three runs and four hits while striking out four.
That wasn’t enough to prevent the Angels from losing their eighth straight on the road, their longest streak since dropping nine in July 1993.