Jered Weaver was impressive on the night, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over seven innings. He also struck out four. Weaver was in control most of the night, with the Sox only initial offense coming in the bottom of the third. Gordon Beckham singled with two outs to score A.J. Pierzynski, who was on base after being hit by Weaver.
The Angels gained the lead the very next inning, however. Mark Trumbo singled home Vernon Wells, and Hank Conger reached on a throwing error by Brent Morel, sending Alberto Callaspo home. A Macier Izturis double would score both Trumbo and Conger. Those four runs were all the Angels would need on the night.
A storm moving into the Chicago area delayed the game for 30 minutes in the sixth, and the Sox took advantage shortly thereafter. Adam Dunn cracked a two run homer to close the deficit to one, but the Sox couldn’t finish the comeback, and dropped the first game of the series.
The Sox will look for revenge on Saturday afternoon. First pitch in that game will be at 2:10 P.M., CDT.