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Angels Sweep White Sox in Chicago, Dan Haren Wins Again

Dan Haren finally allowed some runs. Mark Trumbo hit a homerun, Vernon Wells almost had a HR but instant replay confimred it was a triple and the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem completed a three-game sweep of the White Sox in Chicago.


It was the longest serving Angel, however, the last Expo, Maicer Izturis, who was central to the damage. The Miceman cameth all over Comiskey Cellular. Izzy Stardust was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Only Howie Kendrick has more plate appearances for the franchise among current Angels, and only Izturis, Ervin Santana and Jeff Mathis are left from the 2005 club that was robbed of a trip to the World Series by the necromancy of the White Sox in the ALCS. Old enemy A.J. Pierzynski is still with the Pale Hose and was central to threatening the victory when he laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the 9th inning to move the potential tying run to 2B. Jordan Walden pitched out of that self-imposed jam, though, leaving the bases loaded and recording his 3rd save. Fernando Rodney has a rare 1-2-3 8th inning for his second "Hold" of the season.

The Halos now fly to Arlington to take on the division rival Texas Rangers. Hopefully they remembered to pack their brooms.