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|White Sox Beat Angels on RBI Single in 9th
|ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Rios hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning and Paul Konerko homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Francisco Rodriguez (1-4) took over in the ninth from starter Joel Pineiro and gave up a one-out walk to Juan Pierre, a single to Omar Vizquel and Rios' line drive to center field.
Matt Thornton (5-4) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings for the victory, retiring his final six batters after giving up singles to Peter Bourjos and Howie Kendrick to open the eighth.
Freddy Garcia allowed a run and four hits through six innings, struck out five and walked two in his first start since Sept. 7.
Pineiro allowed a run and four hits over eight innings.
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