CHICAGO (AP) -- Scott Schoeneweis tried to take the personal side
out of his assignment Sunday when he faced the team that launched
his professional baseball career.
"I really just tried to concentrate on treating it like any
other game because I knew there would be some emotions there
pitching against the team I played for my entire career up until
last year," Schoeneweis said.
Schoeneweis (5-2), drafted by the Angels in 1996 and traded to
Chicago last season, allowed two runs and five hits in seven
innings. It was his third appearance and first start against the
"The offense definitely helped me out today," he said. "I was
just able to go out there and concentrate on moving fastballs
Scoring in double figures for the eighth time this season,
Chicago chased John Lackey (3-6) after just three innings --
matching the shortest outing of his career.
Lackey, who replaced Schoeneweis in the Angels' rotation 2002
before going on to win Game 7 of the World Series, gave up eight
runs and nine hits in three innings.
"He's a solid pitcher and had a great second half of that
season and deserved to be in the rotation that year. And it proved
to be a great move because he pitched Game 7 of the World Series,"
Schoeneweis said of Lackey. "He's going to do some great things in
this game, and today he just had a bad day. And we've all had
Lackey gave up three runs in the first, when he threw 47
Harris led off the first with a single and scored on Frank
Thomas' double. After walks to Valentin and Paul Konerko loaded the
bases, Gload dumped a two-run single to shallow left for a 3-1
"I threw a lot of pitches, but I could've gotten out of there
with one run," Lackey said. "I threw a good pitch to Gload,
jammed him, and he poked one in on me. ... It's just a bad end to a
bad road trip, I guess."
Anaheim has lost five of six.
Chicago tacked on four in the second when Harris, Thomas and
Carlos Lee singled before Valentin hit a three-run homer. Harris
hit an RBI triple in the third, and Gload had an RBI double and
Timo Perez a two-run single in the fourth off Ben Weber.
"I think it's very important for me to just get on," said
Harris, who improved his average to .319. "Today was a day where I
got a couple of hits, which was good for me, but it was also good I
got on base."
Lackey also lasted just three innings against the Yankees
in April, 2003. ... Harris' four hits tied a career high. ... Lee
extended his career-long hitting streak to 17 games. ... Raul
Mondesi made his Angels' debut as the designated hitter and went
0-for-2 with a walk. ... The start of the game was delayed 42
minutes by rain. ... Angels manager Mike Scioscia took several of
his regulars when the game became so lopsided after five innings.
... The White Sox called up INF Kelly Dransfeldt from Triple-A
Charlotte before the game. He replaced Jon Rauch, who was sent back
to Charlotte after losing Saturday's game. ... David Eckstein
extended his hitting streak to 15 games, matching a career best. He
is batting .367 during the streak. ... Lackey's eight runs allowed
were one shy of his career high. He gave up nine to the Red Sox