High fives all around as the Los Angeles Angels got offensive contributions one through nine in the batting order to close out the series against the Houston Astros. After being silenced for the first two games, the Halos opened up a slugfest against the AL West leaders, scoring 14 runs courtesy of four homers and 15 hits. Now, after weathering the storm of the reigning World Champs, the Angels welcome in the struggling Chicago White Sox. The Sox come into the series 20 games below .500 on the road and an even worse 30 games below .500 on the season. With a lot of ground to make up for the 50-50 Angels, this series could be very beneficial.
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Angels vs. White Sox: The Schedule
Monday, July 23: Fox Sports West, 6:30p.
Tuesday, July 24: Fox Sports West, 6:30p.
Wednesday, July 25: Fox Sports West, 6:30p.
Thursday, July 26: Fox Sports West, 12:30p.
Note: All game times reflect the start of #AngelsLive pregame show
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Angels vs. White Sox: The One to Watch
To be honest, when isn't Mike Trout the one to watch? The two-time MVP snapped a nine-game draught without a home run with a monster blast to really bust the series finale against the Astros wide-open and he'll look to continue that success against an opponent he hasn't quite been able to crack. In 42 career games against the Chi-Town Sox, Trout is hitting just .268 (yes, still impressive, but a far cry from his .306 career average). Facing a familiar foe in James Shields Wednesday will be a nice match-up for Trout. The five-time Silver Slugger has homered twice off the righty in 11 career at-bats.