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Maicer Izturis Paves the Way for Angels 7-1 Bulldozing of ChiSox

Final Score in Anaheim: White Sox 1, Angels 7

Angels lefty Joe Saunders pitched 7 innings of 1-Run Ball, striking out 3 and throwing only 99 pitches; meanwhile his offense was there tonight, making ten hits count as they brought around 7 Runs, the big blow being a 2 run double in the 5th inning by 2Bman Maicer Izturis.

Best play of the night was a foul ball off the bat of Erick Aybar that smacked the arm of Pale Hose manager Ozzie Guillen. It was part of a 13-pitch AB that helped to wear out Chicago starter Gavin Floyd.

Saunders was efficient, scattering hits and inducing a lone double play when he needed it.

Four of the Angels hits were doubles, 2 by Izturis and 1 each by Bobby Abreu and Juan Rivera. A base hit late in the game by Vladimir Guerrero drove in another run, Vlad's 2nd RBI of the night, both on sharp basehits with men in scoring position.

Chris Petit made his major league debut replacing Guerrero on the basepaths and sporting the jersey number of the recently-released Justin Speier. Petit stole 2B and scored on Rivera's double for the final run of the evening. Justin Bulger and Darren Oliver pitched the 8th and Jose Arredondo made use of the insurance runs to pitch a 1-2-3 9th inning, a year and a day after he got caught playing with the garden hose after the game.