Big hits and small streaks in Halos’ win

KOLE CALHOUN hit a three-run home run as the Angels defeated the White Sox 5-3 Monday night in Anaheim (Flickr/Keith Allison).

By Pete Zarustica

They’re modest streaks, but fans of the Los Angeles Angels will take them.

The Angels won their second straight game Monday on the same night that Mike Trout homered for the fourth game in a row. It was their third win in four games and lifted the team into second place in the American League West race at 20-21.

Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, followed by a solo homer by Trout as the Angels rallied to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night at the Big A. It was Calhoun’s fifth of the season and Trout’s 12th.

The Halos got a solid, if unspectacular start from Jesse Chavez (3-5), who worked seven innings, yielding five hits and three runs. He struck out five and walked one. The White Sox led 3-0 before the Angels’ fifth inning outburst. The big hit for the Chisox was a two-run homer by Jose Abreu in the fourth, followed by an RBI triple by Tyler Saladino. But Chavez was steady for the rest of the way, and Bud Norris picked up his eighth save in relief.

J.C. Ramirez (3-3) will make the start for the Angels on Tuesday as the series with the White Sox continues.

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