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|Errors Again Hurt White Sox in 7-5 Loss To Angels
|CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura believes in giving second chances - just not to opposing teams.
And it's giving second chances to opponents - by making errors and defensive mistakes - that cost the White Sox again in a 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Chicago has dropped four of its last six games and had two errors Friday to raise its total to 24.
Errors by White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza and third baseman Conor Gillaspie, and a passed ball by catcher Tyler Flowers led to four of the Angels' seven runs.
"It's starting to be where it's almost like a broken record," Ventura said. "You give them opportunities if it's extra chances. Any time you give a lineup like this extra chances, it doesn't work. It just doesn't work."
The White Sox committed 70 errors in 162 games last season. They're already committed over a third of that number in just 33 games thus far this season.
``Hopefully over the course of the year, it'll even out, but it just sticks out a little more when it seems like it all happens together,'' Flowers said. ``Hopefully, that's the case where it just so happened that a lot of them happened now and we're going to shore it up over the course of the year.''
White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod (0-3) was hit hard in the top of the third when, after giving up one run, the Angels tacked on two more on a double by Albert Pujols and De Aza's error.