ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Edwin Jackson pitched seven superb innings for his first victory in more than a month, Carlos Quentin homered and drove in five runs, and the Chicago White Sox routed the Los Angeles Angels 8-0 on Monday night.
Jackson (3-4) scattered five hits, struck out five and walked one after going winless in his previous five starts since beating Tampa Bay 5-1 on April 7. The right-hander finally got some run support after four consecutive outings in which his teammates failed to score while he was in the game.
Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez also homered for the White Sox, who have won three straight for the first time this season.
Ervin Santana (1-4) gave up five runs and eight hits in six-plus innings, including Beckham’s two-run homer in the second and Ramirez’s leadoff drive in the seventh.
In Santana’s previous start last Wednesday at Boston, the right-hander pitched no-hit ball through four innings before a 2-hour, 35-minute rain delay ended his night.
Quentin, who had a pair of two-out, run-scoring doubles in the third and fifth, made it 8-0 in the seventh against reliever Trevor Bell with his eighth home run after the right-hander relieved Santana and gave up a double to Adam Dunn and a walk to Paul Konerko.
The Angels, shut out in each of Santana’s last three losses, got only one runner as far as third base against Jackson. That was in the fourth, when Vernon Wells stranded Bobby Abreu with a grounder to third. Wells pulled up limping less than halfway down the line and had to come out because of a groin strain.
Jackson got into another jam in the sixth, but Torii Hunter ended the threat by grounding into a double play for the 12th time this season, the most in the majors.
Chris Sale and Will Ohman each worked an inning to finish the six-hitter.
NOTES: White Sox RHP Jake Peavy, who had another bullpen session Monday, is scheduled to come off the disabled list Wednesday to make his season debut in the series finale. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner hasn’t pitched for Chicago since July 6, 2010, when he pitched against the Angels and came out after 1 2-3 innings because of a shoulder injury that required surgery. … Wells is batting .183 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 35 games. The three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove outfielder was acquired from Toronto on Jan. 21 with four years and $86 million remaining on a $126 million, seven-year contract he signed with the Blue Jays. … Santana notched his 900th career strikeout when he got Alex Rios swinging to end the fifth inning. … Angels 2B Howie Kendrick, who is 1 for 13 against Jackson, was not in the starting lineup for only the second time in the team’s first 36 games. He entered in the fifth, as Alexi Amarista shifted to LF following Wells’ injury.
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