July 25, 2018 / 5:34 AM / a month ago

Rodon, White Sox hold down Angels

Left-hander Carlos Rodon took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Jeanmar Gomez pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth Tuesday night, delivering the Chicago White Sox a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Yoan Moncada homered for the White Sox, who won for the second time in two nights against the Angels and the sixth time in their past nine games.

Rodon (3-3) carried a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Andrelton Simmons grounded a singled to center field.

Rodon took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth. Ian Kinsler doubled leading off and Kole Calhoun walked with two outs, prompting the White Sox to call upon Juan Minaya from the bullpen.

The right-hander faced three batters and couldn’t get any of them out, however, allowing the Angels to break the shutout on a double by David Fletcher, and after Simmons was hit by a pitch, pull within 4-2 when Mike Trout drew a bases-loaded walk.

Gomez then came on to get Justin Upton to pop out with the bases still loaded to retain the two-run lead.

White Sox closer Joakim Soria worked around a one-out single by Kinsler in the ninth for his 16th save.

Rodon wound up being charged with two runs on two hits in 7 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out eight.

The White Sox opened the scoring against Angels right-hander Felix Pena (1-1) with a two-run third. Singles by Tim Anderson and Moncada and a walk by Yolmer Sanchez set up the rally before a bases-loaded walk to Jose Abreu and a sacrifice fly by Avisail Garcia made it 2-0.

Moncada’s homer came in the seventh inning and increased the lead to 3-0. It was his 13th homer of the season.

Chicago added a fourth run in the eighth on a double by Matt Davidson and a single by Nick Delmonico.

Pena went the first six innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He walked three and struck out two.

Moncada scored two runs and had two hits for the White Sox, who improved to 3-2 on a seven-game trip.

Kinsler had two hits for the Angels, who lost for the fifth time in their past six games.

The White Sox out-hit the Angels 8-4.

—Field Level Media

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