ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Chicago White Sox scored three runs in the eighth inning to rally from a 4-2 deficit and come away with a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.
The White Sox had three hits in the decisive inning, but they got plenty of help from the Angels as well.
Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout failed to hit the cutoff man early in the inning, but most of the Angels' troubles came from their pitchers failing to hit their spots. The first White Sox run of the inning came home on a wild pitch by Dane De La Rosa, the second on an RBI single by Adam Dunn, and the go-ahead run on bases-loaded walk issued by Michael Kohn.
Kohn entered the game with one out and one on and the score tied 4-4. He retired the first batter he faced but then walked the next three hitters, including Jeff Keppinger, whose free pass forced home Dunn for the 5-4 lead.
The Angels jumped in front 4-2 in the sixth inning when Howie Kendrick doubled to left field off the glove of Dayan Viciedo, scoring Mark Trumbo and Josh Hamilton.
Matt Lindstrom (2-2) picked up the win in relief of starter Jose Quintana, who went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and six hits. Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his 13th save.
De La Rosa (1-1) got the loss in relief of Jerome Williams, who gave up two runs and five hits in six-plus innings.
Angels starter Jerome Williams and White Sox starter Jose Quintana combined to retire the first 16 batters of the game before Chris Iannetta singled with one out in the bottom of the third off Quintana. J.B. Shuck sacrificed Iannetta to second, and Erick Aybar followed with a single to right. Iannetta was waved home, but right fielder Alex Rios fired a perfect, one-hop throw to catcher Tyler Flower, who tagged out the runner.
Rios then did it with the bat in the fourth inning, hitting his ninth home run of the season to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. The lead lasted only until the bottom of the fourth, when Albert Pujols hit his seventh homer of the year with Mike Trout on base following a walk. The blast gave the Angels a 2-1 lead.
The White Sox tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning. Conor Gillaspie doubled and later scored on an error by Aybar at shortstop.
NOTES: Angels RHP Ryan Brasier and RHP Billy Buckner were called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to pitch out of the bullpen. To make room on the roster, LHP Michael Roth was optioned to Salt Lake, and RHP Barry Enright was designated for assignment. ... Angels RHP Kevin Jepsen (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday and said he felt good. Jepsen, on the disabled list since April 13, is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the next week. ... Los Angeles LHP Sean Burnett (forearm) threw a bullpen session Thursday, and he likely will begin a short rehab assignment this weekend. If all goes well, he could be activated by Tuesday. ... White Sox LHP John Danks (shoulder) is scheduled to make his fourth rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Charlotte. Danks could be activated by next week. ... White Sox INF Angel Sanchez (back) began a rehab assignment with Charlotte in Wednesday night. He went a combined 1-for-5 for the Triple-A club Wednesday and Thursday.