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Garcia comes up aces
Angels stumbling on trip
The struggling Angels continue to struggle. They fell to 2-5 on their road trip after Kevin Gregg was knocked out in the third inning, falling victim to the big bats of the White Sox. The Angels managed only five hits, and scored on Vlad Guerrero's first-inning groundout.
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White Sox 9, Angels 1
A.J. Pierzynski greets Jermaine Dye (23), who returned to action with a homer that made it 5-1. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 05/09: CWS 9, LAA 1
  • Wed. 05/10: LAA 12, CWS 5
  • Thu. 05/11: PPD
Thome, Dye, Crede go deep
On the day Jose Contreras went on the DL, Freddy Garcia pitched like an ace over eight innings, improving to 13-3 lifetime vs. the Angels. Jim Thome and Jermaine Dye homered in a six-run third inning. Joe Crede also connected.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 09, 2006
LAA
LA Angels (14-20)
Lost 3
Chi White Sox 9, LA Angels 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (23-9)
Won 3
May 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Chi White Sox
1 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 X   9 13 0
Standings thru 5/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  White Sox Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4000020.263
Murphy, CF0000000.294
Cabrera, SS4110000.275
Guerrero, RF3011000.321
Napoli, M, C1000010.250
Anderson, LF3010001.268
Quinlan, LF1000000.273
Salmon, DH3000001.262
Rivera, CF-RF3010000.214
McPherson, 1B-3B3000031.000
Molina, C-1B3010000.172
Kennedy, 2B3000011.289
Kendrick, H, 2B0000000.130
Totals31151074 

BATTING
2B: Molina (4, Garcia), Guerrero (3, Garcia).
3B: Cabrera (1, Garcia), Anderson (1, Garcia).
TB: Cabrera 3; Guerrero 2; Anderson 3; Rivera; Molina 2.
RBI: Guerrero (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Salmon; Kennedy; Anderson.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rivera (1, 2nd base by Garcia/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Figgins-Kennedy-McPherson, McPherson-Kendrick, H-Molina, Kennedy-Cabrera-McPherson).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF1311400.268
Iguchi, 2B5110026.325
Thome, DH5134020.321
Konerko, 1B4011011.331
Dye, RF4111012.325
Mackowiak, RF0000000.182
Pierzynski, C4110000.323
Crede, 3B4222000.330
Uribe, SS4030000.189
Anderson, CF3000002.160
Totals3491394611 

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (6, Gregg), Uribe 2 (4, Yan, Romero).
HR: Thome (14, 3rd inning off Gregg, 2 on, 1 out), Dye (7, 3rd inning off Gregg, 0 on, 2 out), Crede (7, 7th inning off Romero, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Podsednik; Iguchi; Thome 6; Konerko; Dye 4; Pierzynski 2; Crede 5; Uribe 5.
RBI: Konerko (25), Thome 4 (36), Dye (21), Crede 2 (25), Podsednik (6).
2-out RBI: Dye; Crede 2; Podsednik.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iguchi 2; Anderson 2.
GIDP: Dye; Konerko; Iguchi.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (9, 3rd base off Gregg/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Pierzynski-Uribe).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gregg (L, 2-1)2.29771023.98
Yan 3.12112405.68
Romero 1.02110117.82
Donnelly 1.00001102.16
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garcia (W, 5-1)8.05110604.64
Politte 1.00000106.17

WP: Yan 2, Garcia.
HBP: Anderson (by Gregg).
Pitches-strikes: Gregg 67-39, Yan 66-39, Romero 21-14, Donnelly 12-6, Garcia 106-69, Politte 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gregg 4-4, Yan 5-1, Romero 0-2, Donnelly 2-0, Garcia 10-7, Politte 0-2.
Batters faced: Gregg 18, Yan 13, Romero 5, Donnelly 3, Garcia 28, Politte 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Yan 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:34.
Att: 36,539.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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