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After rain delay Sox square off versus Angels

CHICAGO – Thunderstorms rocked Chicagoland but the White Sox second game of a three-game set against the Angels was only delayed 21 minutes before finally starting.

The Sox are aiming for their fourth straight victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. During their 8-2 streak, the Sox have gone from 1 1/2 games behind first place in the division to owning a 2 1/2 game lead.

Gavin Floyd (8-9, 4.28 ERA) starts versus the Angels hoping to continue his stellar stretch. In his last six starts Floyd is 4-2 with a 1.62 ERA. Right-hander Ervin Santana (5-10, 5.97) takes the mound for the Angels.

Angels starting lineup

1. Mike Trout, CF2. Maicer Izturis, SS3. Albert Pujols, 1B4. Mark Trumbo, RF5. Kendrys Morales, DH6. Alberto Callaspo, 3B7. Howie Kendrick, 2B8. Vernon Wells, LF9. Chris Iannetta, C

White Sox starting lineup

1. Alejandro De Aza, CF2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B3. Adam Dunn, DH4. Paul Konerko, 1B5. Alex Rios, RF6. A.J. Pierzynski, C7. Dayan Viciedo, LF8. Alexei Ramirez, SS9. Gordon Beckham

-- Meghan Montemurro

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