Monday, April 18, 2016

Santiago, Rodon set to open Angels-White Sox series

The White Sox return home for just their second series of the season as they host the Angels on Monday to open a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
Left-hander Hector Santiago gets the start as the Angels continue their 10-game road trip. Santiago is coming off his longest outing with the Angels -- 7 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Oakland last Tuesday.
The White Sox will counter with lefty Carlos Rodon, who went six scoreless innings to beat Minnesota in his previous start last Wednesday.
Things to know about this game
• Angels slugger Albert Pujols, who hit homer No. 562 on Sunday, is one shy of tying Reggie Jackson for 13th place on the all-time list. Pujols' 585 doubles are one away from Rafael Palmeiro for 18th all-time.
• Rodon will try to keep the free passes in check. After walking 71 hitters in 139 1/3 innings last year as a rookie, he walked only one in his 2016 debut. But Rodon surrendered five walks against the Twins. He's only allowed 10 hits in 13 innings this season.
• Santiago, the former 30th-round Draft pick by the White Sox, has faced his former team once. Santiago gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss at U.S. Cellular Field last year.

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