Taylor Ward’s two-run double in the seventh inning and a strong performance on the mound by Noah Syndergaard keyed the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox Monday night in Anaheim, Calif.
Angels left fielder Brandon Marsh also had a big night with three hits, including a triple, two runs scored, an RBI and a sliding catch in the outfield.
Syndergaard (5-6) gave up three runs in seven innings, striking out seven while walking one and allowing six hits. But the Angels entered the bottom of the seventh trailing 3-2.
Max Stassi began the inning with a walk and went to second on a single by Marsh. After a sacrifice bunt by Andrew Velazquez moved the baserunners to second and third, Ward belted a 97-mph fastball from Reynaldo Lopez (4-2) to right-center, scoring both pinch runner Monte Harrison and Marsh to put the Angels up 4-3.
Ryan Tepera (eighth inning) and Raisel Iglesias (ninth inning, 14th save) finished it off with a scoreless inning each. Tepera (three games) and Iglesias (two games) were hit with suspensions for their roles in the fight Sunday with the Seattle Mariners. But because they have appealed, they remain eligible to play.
The Angels took the lead against White Sox starter Lucas Giolito in the second inning. Jared Walsh led off with a single, and two outs later, scored on a triple by Marsh.
Marsh scored on an infield single by Velazquez, giving the Angels a 2-0 lead.
Syndergaard, meanwhile, started strong, retiring the first nine White Sox batters of the game before Tim Anderson led off the fourth with a single. Syndergaard took the 2-0 lead into the sixth when the White Sox were able to break through and tie the game at 2-2.
Anderson walked with one out and scored on a double by Andrew Vaughn. Marsh made a sliding catch on a liner to left-center by Luis Robert for the second out of the inning, but Jose Abreu followed with a double to score Vaughn.
The White Sox took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Josh Harrison that scored Gavin Sheets.
–Field Level Media