CHICAGO (AP) -- Jarrod Washburn waited a long time to pitch his
first career shutout.
His Anaheim Angels teammates made things easy Wednesday night.
"I didn't need them all tonight, but I'll still take them,"
Washburn (9-4) struck out six and walked two in his fifth career
complete game and first this season. He had started 145 games in
seven seasons without pitching a shutout, an Angels record.
Anaheim catcher Bengie Molina grounded into a 5-4-3 triple play
in the sixth inning. With runners at first and second, Molina hit a
hard one-hopper to Joe Crede, who stepped on third and threw a
strike to Juan Uribe at second. Uribe's relay to first easily beat
Molina, one of the slowest players in the majors.
It was the first triple play for the White Sox since June 6,
1996, at Boston. Anaheim hadn't hit into a triple play since Aug.
25, 1992, at Baltimore.
"You don't see many of those," Angels manager Mike Scioscia
said. "And probably very rarely do you see that one, 5-4-3."
Washburn, who has the Angels' best career winning percentage at
65-45 (.590), was very aware of his record. He said he ignored
Scioscia when he came to talk to him after the eighth inning, just
in case he wanted to pull him.
"I'm very happy," Washburn said. "Every time I go out there
my goal is to throw a shutout. I've done my job once now. I got a
lot of starts to finally get one. I've been close a lot of times."
Scioscia said it was the best game he's seen Washburn pitch in
their five years together.
"As far as going after a tough, right-handed hitting lineup,
and the way those guys can break open a game at any time, and
knowing what he wanted to do out there, this is by far the best
game I've ever seen him pitch," Scioscia said.
Guillen tied a career high for RBI to lead the Angels to their
second straight win over the White Sox, who have dropped five in a
row overall. It was Chicago's worst loss of the season. The White
Sox have scored just nine runs in the past six games.
The White Sox had homered in a franchise-best 23 straight home
games. They lead the majors with 71 homers at home.
Guillen hit both of his homers off starter Scott Schoeneweis,
who came off the disabled list to face his former team for the
second time this season. Guillen went 3-for-3 with a double and
scored three times before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Guillen hit a two-run shot in the second inning, then a
three-run drive in the third after Vladimir Guerrero's RBI single.
It was Guillen's fourth career multihomer game.
Schoeneweis (5-7) lost his fifth straight decision, giving up
six runs and five hits in five innings. The left-hander went on the
disabled list June 25 with inflammation in his left elbow.
Schoeneweis and Washburn are close friends.
"It's pretty ironic it came against him," Washburn said.
Tim Salmon knocked in Guillen in the sixth with an RBI single.
Anderson's home run was his sixth of the season and came in the
seventh inning off White Sox reliever Felix Diaz. It scored Chone
Figgins, who singled.
Anderson retrieved the ball after a fan threw it back on the
"I'll throw it in the garage with all the rest of them,"
Salmon went 0-for-2 against Schoeneweis, extending his
hitless streak against left-handers to 39 at-bats. ... Guillen's
last multihomer game came on Aug. 16, 2003, with Oakland against
Toronto. He's had five RBI three times, most recently on Sept. 9,
2002, with Cincinnati against Pittsburgh. ... White Sox slugger
Frank Thomas sat out with inflammation in his left ankle. He will
probably miss Thursday's game as well, but is expected to return to
the lineup Friday. ... Thomas and teammate Paul Konerko finished
second and third, respectively, behind Yankees outfielder Hideki
Matsui in Internet fan voting for the final spot on the AL All-Star