White Sox 6, Angels 1
CHICAGO (AP) _ Mike Sirotka pitched a six-hitter Monday night for his first win since July 3 as the Chicago White Sox beat the Anaheim Angels 6-1.
Paul Konerko’s 17th homer highlighted a four-run fourth inning.
Mo Vaughn hit his first home run since July 22 and his 19th of the year when he led off the fourth for the Angels’ run off Sirotka (8-10).
Sirotka struck out seven and walked two in his third complete game this season. He had gone 0-2 in seven starts between wins.
Jarrod Washburn (0-1) lost in his first major league start this season. He gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks over 3 2-3 innings.
Magglio Ordonez walked to open the Chicago fourth and Konerko followed with his home run for a 2-1 lead.
One out later, Darrin Jackson tripled and scored on Craig Wilson’s sacrifice fly. Mark Johnson doubled and scored on Ray Durham’s single.
Mike Caruso added a two-run single in the sixth. Anaheim’s Jim Edmonds robbed Frank Thomas of a home run with a leaping catch at the center-field wall to end the inning.
Notes: Chicago improved to 15-5 in games started by an opposing left-hander, the best record in the majors. Last year, the White Sox were 17-25 in such games. ... Washburn was recalled from Triple-A Edmonton prior to the game to replace right-hander Ken Hill, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday because of a strained right groin and abdominal muscle and tendinitis in his left knee. ... Umpire Jim McKean had to leave the game because of a sore Achilles’ tendon in his left foot.