Carlos Quentin and Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox celebrate Quentin's three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 9, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Carlos Quentin Leads White Sox To Third Straight Win

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Carlos Quentin Hits One Of Three White Sox Homers In 8-0 Win

The White Sox awakened from their offensive slumber in a big way late Monday night in Anaheim, California; they hit three home runs, led by Carlos Quentin’s three-run shot in the seventh inning, and shut out the Angels 8-0.

Gordon Beckham’s third homer of the season and Alexei Ramirez’s fourth, both off Ervin Santana, helped the Sox fashion a 4-0 lead going into the seventh; after Santana let the leadoff man in that inning get on base, he was removed for Trevor Bell.

One baserunner later, Bell served up the three-run jack to Quentin, who drove in five runs in all. Quentin now leads the Sox with eight HR and 23 RBI.

Meanwhile, Edwin Jackson was shutting down the Angels; he allowed just five hits and a walk in seven innings, and Chris Sale and Will Ohman threw a scoreless inning each, something the Sox bullpen has really needed lately.

The win gave the Sox their first three-game winning streak of 2011. The two teams will meet again in Anaheim Tuesday night at 9:05 p.m. CDT.


White Sox Try Again For Elusive Third Straight Win, Vs. Angels

The White Sox have won only 12 games this year, and only six of their last 24. Five times they have won two games in a row, including the last two in Seattle. That actually gives them a much better road record (8-11) than home record (5-11).

They'll take that two-game winning streak and try to make it three in a row against the Los Angeles Angels tonight in Anaheim. (Someday, the Angels will be able legally to drop the "of Anaheim" label. Not yet, though.) The Sox have been getting good pitching -- they've now allowed three runs or fewer in six straight games -- but are only 3-3 in those games due to a lack of offense.

The Angels, not expected to contend this year due to injuries and players growing old, are leading the AL West in the early going by two games over the Athletics and Rangers, tied for second place. The Angels have received surprisingly good production out of rookie 1B Mark Trumbo, who leads the team with 17 RBI. Meanwhile, the Sox are still waiting for Adam Dunn's bat to wake up.

Edwin Jackson takes the mound for the Sox tonight against the Angels' Ervin Santana. Television is on CSN Chicago at 9 p.m. CDT.

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