Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ervin Santana pitched seven innings without giving up an earned run, helping the Angels sweep a two-game series from the Chicago White Sox with a 6-5 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
Santana (3-3) gave up one unearned run on seven hits and three walks while fanning six for the Angels, who have won five of seven. It was his first outing of seven or more innings without giving up an earned run since a shutout of the Rangers on September 28, 2009.
Juan Rivera blasted a two-run homer, while Kendry Morales went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Los Angeles. Erick Aybar had three hits and a run scored in the win.
After Chicago scored four times in the eighth to make it a one-run game, Brian Fuentes pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save.
Gordon Beckham drove in three runs to lead the White Sox, who have lost five of seven. Juan Pierre had three hits, while Jake Peavy (3-3) struggled in giving up six runs, eight hits and two walks in six frames.