Giolito, McCann lead White Sox past Angels 7-2
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Giolito, McCann lead White Sox past Angels 7-2
(LOS ANGELES) – James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate. The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the eighth again on Friday. He sent Ty Buttrey's slider over the wall in left-center to break open a one-run game. Lucas Giolito (13-6) struck out 11 over six innings in a matchup of Southern California pitchers. Giolito, the Santa Monica native, allowed two runs and three hits. Angels starter Patrick Sandoval, who grew up in Mission Viejo, was making his third major league start but first at home. Sandoval (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. The left-hander was taken out as the White Sox were about to go through the order for the third time. AL home run leader Mike Trout hit a solo shot to center field in the fifth to bring the Angels to 3-2. It was his 41st of the season, which ties a career high from 2015. Giolito became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vazquez in 2007. The only time he was in big trouble was when he loaded the bases with one out in the first, but he got out of it by striking out Kole Calhoun and getting Albert Pujols to ground out. McCann has a career-high 14 home runs on the year. He also had three hits and has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games.

NY Yankees 3 – Cleveland 2
Toronto 7 – Seattle 3
Boston 9 – Baltimore 1
Minnesota 4 – Texas 3
Oakland 3 – Houston 2 (13 innings)