Garrett Richards won again Tuesday as the Angels defeated the White Sox in game one of their double-header. He allowed three runs and two walks with nine strikeouts over eight innings.
Richards remains undefeated over his last six starts (5-0) with an overall record of 9-2 in 17 starts. He held the White Sox to just two hits with their three runs coming off a Jose Abreu three-run home run in the first inning. Opponents are now hitting just .194 against the young righty, which is tops among AL qualified pitchers and second best in MLB behind Reds Johnny Cueto's .171 oppBA. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a grand slam against Detroit on Thursday.
Like several of his teammates, Iannetta has been bitten by the bad BABIP bug so far this season. However, Iannetta strikes out too much to ever help out in the batting average category. But he may not be as much of a drag going forward. The more concerning issue is his power, which, going back to last season, has been significantly reduced in his last 500 plate appearances. On the wrong side of 30, Iannetta may not see his power stroke return. Analysis: Brett Talley