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Friday, May 10th (All times Eastern)

LA Angels of Anaheim (12-22) at Chicago White Sox (14-18), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: LA Angels - Barry Enright (0-1, 9.00) Chicago - Dylan Axelrod (0-2, 3.60)

(Sports Network) - A solid offensive showing on Wednesday allowed the Chicago White Sox to close out their road trip with a much-needed win.

They hope the bats can stay hot again on Friday night and reward starter Dylan Axelrod with his first victory of the campaign in the first of three straight meetings with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The White Sox were able to earn a split of their eight-game swing thanks to a 6-3 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday. Chicago backed starter Jake Peavy with 13 hits, including homers by Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios. The duo finished with three hits each and combined to score five runs.

That was enough for Peavy, who didn't appear to have any issue with back spasms that forced him to miss his previous start. The righty scattered one run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out six.

"I found a way to get through a lineup that was dangerous," Peavy said. "We made enough good pitches when we needed to get out of it, and there was some great defensive plays."

Despite a string of four straight quality starts, the right-handed Axelrod again aims for his first victory of the season tonight.

Axelrod has given up three runs or fewer in five of his six starts in 2013, but is just 0-2 with a 3.60 earned run average. He took a 2-0 loss at Kansas City on Saturday, giving up both runs on eight hits and one walk over a season-high eight innings.

"That's my goal, to get a quality start," Axelrod said on Chicago's website. "Every time out, give your team a chance to win. I'm trying to build off that."

The 27-year-old will face the Angels for the first time.

Tommy Hanson was scheduled to oppose the White Sox tonight, but he did not travel with the team as he continues to deal with family issues. The right- hander was on the bereavement list from April 22-28 following the death of his stepbrother. He missed one start during that time.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced after Thursday's 6-5 win over the Houston Astros that Hanson would not make his start tonight. Instead it will be righty Barry Enright, who has appeared in two games out of the bullpen for the Angels and is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA.

Enright, who hasn't started a game since 2011 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, becomes the ninth different starting pitcher used by the Angels this season. They only used eight all of last season.

The Angels played the final two-plus innings of last night's game under protest due to an illegal pitching change by the Astros with two outs in the seventh inning, but dropped the protest after rallying for the win.

Mark Trumbo hit a game-tying two-run double in the eighth inning and Alberto Callaspo capped the three-run frame with a go-ahead sac fly, snapping Los Angeles' four-game slide. The Angels had lost 11 of 14 before salvaging the finale of the three-game set.

Josh Hamilton, though, will be sad to see the Astros go. He homered for a second straight game and all four of his home runs this season have come against Houston.

The controversy came when, with left-handed Angels hitter J.B. Shuck due up, Houston manager Bo Porter summoned southpaw Wesley Wright from the bullpen. As Wright warmed up on the mound, pinch-hitter Luis Jimenez, a right-handed batter, stepped into the on-deck circle.

Porter then called for the righty Ambriz, despite Wright not throwing a pitch, which is illegal according to rule 3.05 (b) of the MLB rule book, which states that a pitcher must face at least one hitter before he can come out of the game unless there is an injury.

While Porter thought the move was okay because of Scioscia bringing in a pinch-hitter, the Angels manager adamantly argued the call to no avail.

"My contention was that the pitcher had to face one batter," Scioscia said. "I protested. We're happy we won. I think the rule is pretty clear."

Though the club came through with a victory, shortstop Erick Aybar did exit the game in the fourth inning due to right hamstring tightness. Also, reliever Scott Downs exited in the eight frame with a right foot issue.

The Angels have won 11 of their past 16 versus the White Sox.

05/10 15:30:24 ET

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Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
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NCSU
BSU
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PIT
CAR
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CHA
GSW
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UF
UNC
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TULSA
ECU
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BOS 102
CHI 109
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CHA
GSW
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TOR
DAL
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DET
MIL
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ATL
NOP
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HOU
LAC
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OKC
NYK
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IND
ORL
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SAN
SAC
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DEN
PHO
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POR
MEM
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LAL
MIN
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WMICH 21
NILL 31
 
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
 
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
 
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
 
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
 
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
 
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
 
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
 
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
 
3rd
MIZZ 6
ARK 14
 
Half
SALABAMA 17
NAVY 21
 
2nd
ARZ 14
ARST 14
 
2nd
AFA 14
COLST 10
 
2nd
UCLA 10
STAN 14
 
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VT
UVA
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TULSA
ECU
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
 
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
 
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
 
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
 
2nd
DART 63
MAST 62
 
2nd
WRST 31
FIU 34
 
2nd
XAV 44
UTEP 46
 
Half
OSU 37
JMU 27
 
1st
TXSOU 30
LAM 23
 
Half
TAMCC 37
MVSU 32
 
Half
AKAN 22
MIZST 25
 
Half
BUCK 33
PSU 39
 
1st
PROV 34
YALE 27
 
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UGA 8
MINN 17
 
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WISC 2
OKLA 3
 
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Terriers
NORST
 
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STEPH
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USCU
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RICE
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BSU
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MEM
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UCLA
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WASH
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PHI 0
NYR 3
1st Intermission
ANA 1
CHI 2
 
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WAS
NYI
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PIT
CAR
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DET
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BUF
MON
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VAN
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BOS
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FLA
OTT
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EDM
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DAL
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