TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carlos Rodon pitched four scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut and Yoan Moncada drove in four runs to help the White Sox roll to an 11-2 win over the Angels on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.Chicago erupted for five runs in the fifth, capped by Moncada's
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carlos Rodon pitched four scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut and Yoan Moncada drove in four runs to help the White Sox roll to an 11-2 win over the Angels on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Chicago erupted for five runs in the fifth, capped by Moncada's two-run home run off Angels reliever Kirby Yates. The 21-year-old prospect also added a two-run double in the ninth. Matt Davidson homered, while Melky Cabrera notched a pair of RBI singles and Cody Asche contributed an RBI double in the third.
Michael Trout singled, walked and stole a base, but the Angels were kept scoreless until Sherman Johnson knocked in a run with an RBI double in the eighth. Minor League outfielder Torii Hunter Jr., the son of former Angel Torii Hunter, made his Cactus League debut by pinch-running for Trout in the sixth and remained in the game at center field. The younger Hunter was a 23rd-round Draft pick of the Angels last year out of the University of Notre Dame.
Rodon, who had only thrown batting practice and simulated games this spring as he gradually ramps up for the regular season, allowed just one hit -- a single to Jose Pujols in the first -- with one walk and five strikeouts.
Angels right-hander Matthew Shoemaker allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits while walking one and striking out eight over four-plus innings in his fourth Cactus League start. Shoemaker, who now has a 4.85 ERA this spring, had been scheduled to throw five innings, but he reached his pitch limit.
"Definitely wanted to go the full five," Shoemaker said. "Even those first four innings, I liked what we did, liked the execution. Just threw a few too many pitches."
Bud Norris, a bullpen hopeful, struck out three over two hitless innings for the Angels.
White Sox up next:Reynaldo Lopez gets another Cactus League start for the White Sox in Monday's contest against the Giants at Camelback Ranch. The game is set for a 3:05 p.m. CT first pitch and will be broadcast live on MLB.TV. Jake Petricka and Michael Ynoa also are scheduled to pitch, while Zach Putnam and Dan Jennings throw on the Minor League side.
Angels up next: The Angels enjoy an off-day on Monday before resuming Cactus League play against the Reds at 1:05 p.m. PDT Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark. Right-hander JC Ramirez, a contender for a rotation or bullpen spot, will make his fifth spring appearance and third start for the Halos.
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