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.