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Anaheim,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - C.J. Wilson pitched into the eighth inning and  Josh Hamilton knocked  in three runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the ChicagoWhite Sox on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Wilson  (7-5) struck  out six batters in 7  1/3 innings and gave up one run on
three hits and two walks, ending a two-start losing streak.

"They  put the  ball in play so  I had to put  balls in the strike zone to get
guys out," said Wilson. "Ground-ball outs helped me a lot today. I didn't have
much  in the tank.  I've been sick the last couple of days but I made the most
of what I had."

The  Angels finished  off their third sweep  of the season a day after winning
Saturday's  game with  an eighth-inning rally that included Mike Trout's grand
slam.

The White Sox ended  a 2-4 road trip. Jose Quintana (3-6) took the loss after
allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Wilson  didn't allow a hit until Gordon Beckham's leadoff single in the fourth
inning and faced just one batter over the minimum through six. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the left-hander was "great."

"We couldn't get anything going," Ventura said. "We were flat. We couldn't get
anybody on base."

The  Angels took  a 1-0 lead in  the third on Hamilton's RBI double over right
fielder Moises Sierra's head that scored Trout from second base.

Hamilton drove in Trout and Howie Kendrick with a single in the fifth and C.J.
Cron  added  an RBI base hit  in the inning to  make it 4-0 and chase Quintana
from the game.

Hamilton  had seven hits in the series, raising his batting average to .400 in
14 games this season.

"The last two days I've done well against quality lefties," said Hamilton, who
bats  from the  left  side.  "It helps  the  confidence.  Hopefully this  will
continue. I'm not surprised how things are going -- I'm excited."

Wilson  came out  after walking  Tyler  Flowers with  one out  in the  eighth.
Alejandro  De Aza greeted reliever Joe Smith with a double and Conor Gillaspie
and Adam Eaton followed with RBI singles to score Chicago's two runs.

Ernesto  Frieri  gave up  a one-out double  to Dayan Viciedo  in the ninth and
intentionally  walked Adam Dunn with two down before striking out Adrian Nieto
to complete the sweep and secure his 10th save.

                                   Game Notes

Los  Angeles  stranded 11 runners on  base, going 3-for-12 with men in scoring
position  ... The  Angels will  continue a  six-game homestand  Monday against
Oakland   ...   The White Sox   will  start  a  nine-game  homestand  Monday
against Detroit.

 
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