Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Mike Trout singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the LA Angels of Anaheim edged the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the opener of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
Trout finished the game 2-for-5 and also scored a run. Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Brendan Harris and J.B Shuck each drove in one run a piece for the Angels, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from April 19-21.
Michael Kohn (1-0) worked a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win and Ernesto Frieri stranded a runner in the ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season.
Dayan Viciedo drove in a pair of runs, Alejandro De Aza had a solo homer and Brandon Flowers added an RBI for the White Sox, losers in four of their last six.
Dylan Axelrod (0-3) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over six-plus innings to absorb the loss.