Major League Baseball
LA Angels 8, Chi. White Sox 0
When: 10:05 PM ET, Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Temperature: 79°
Umpires: Home - Larry Vanover, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Dan Bellino, 3B - Tony Randazzo
Attendance: 36610

Jered Weaver struck out eight in seven shutout innings in his first start since signing a contract extension to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-0 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Weaver (15-6) allowed four hits and two walks one day after inking a five-year, $85 million extension as the Angels won their season-best sixth straight game and moved within 2 1/2 games of Texas in the American League West.

Erick Aybar had three RBIs, Jeff Mathis delivered a two-run double and Torii Hunter homered for the Angels. Alberto Callaspo and Bobby Abreu added run-scoring doubles.

Weaver lowered his American League-leading ERA to 2.03 while winning for the first time since July 26. He had been 0-2 over his previous four starts.

Alexei Ramirez had two of Chicago’s five hits

Zach Stewart (1-3) gave up seven runs and seven hits in six innings for Chicago, which remained 6 1/2 games behind Detroit in the AL Central.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   LA Angels
Zach Stewart Player Jered Weaver
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 4
10.50 ERA 0.00
Chi. White Sox   LA Angels
Alexei Ramirez Player Vernon Wells
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 0 6 .167 13 11 0 2 0 0
LA Angels 10 1 18 .303 7 6 8 2 2 0