Thome's RBI Single Helps White Sox Top Angels 4-3

K-Rod records his first loss of the season
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 1:26 AM CDT
Los Angeles Angels left fielder Reggie Willits makes a catch as he hits the wall on a fly ball hit by Chciago White Sox's Carlos Quentin during the ninth inning of a baseball game last night.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Jim Thome hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, A.J. Pierzynski's RBI double capped a three-run second against Jon Garland, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 last night. Pierzynski led off the ninth with his third hit, a double against Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-1).  Prior to last night he was 0-13 in the series.

Octavio Dotel (2-2) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings for the win and Bobby Jenks got three outs for his eighth save in 10 attempts. Garland allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings, while walking four and fanning one, in his first regular-season game against the Sox since getting traded to the Angels in November for shortstop Orlando Cabrera.