Robert, Harrison homer as White Sox beat Angels 11-4
By: Mike Stiles -
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Luis Robert celebrates his home run against the LA Angels (photo courtesy of Chicago Sun Times)
(LOS ANGELES) – Josh Harrison and Luis Robert each hit two-run homers during Chicago's five-run fifth inning, and the White Sox pounded out 17 hits in an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. José Abreu and Yoán Moncada had RBI doubles during a five-run seventh for the White Sox, who rallied from an early three-run deficit with multi-hit games from seven batters to win for only the second time in seven games. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani hit back-to-back homers in the third inning for Los Angeles, which has lost five of eight on its brawl-marred homestand. Ohtani went 3 for 3 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI on the night before his next mound start. Johnny Cueto (2-4) recovered from yielding three homers in a shaky third to pitch six innings of seven-hit ball. Robert's majestic 448-foot shot off Oliver Ortega (1-3) highlighted Chicago's dismantling of the Halos' perpetually poor pitching staff. Robert, Tim Anderson and Abreu all had three hits, and Harrison drove in three runs. Angels rookie Chase Silseth largely cruised through the first four innings of his fifth big league start, but Chicago abruptly chased him in the fifth. Chicago sent 11 batters to the plate in the seventh, which could have been even bigger if Jaime Barria hadn't struck out Anderson and Robert with the bases loaded to end it. Andrew Velazquez homered in the second before Trout and Ohtani connected, giving the Angels three homers in nine pitches by Cueto. Two pitches after Trout put his 23rd homer down the left field line, Ohtani blasted his 17th, and fourth of the Angels' homestand. The Angels' former MVPs homered in consecutive at-bats for the fifth time in their careers and the second time this season.