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Angels edge White Sox

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Mike Trout singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the LA Angels of Anaheim edged the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the opener of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

Trout finished the game 2-for-5 and also scored a run and Brendan Harris collected three hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice. Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo and J.B Shuck each drove in one run a piece for the Angels, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from April 19-21.

Michael Kohn (1-0) worked a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win and Ernesto Frieri stranded a runner in the ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season.

Dayan Viciedo drove in a pair of runs, Alejandro De Aza had a solo homer and Brandon Flowers added an RBI for the White Sox, losers in four of their last six.

Dylan Axelrod (0-3) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over six-plus innings to absorb the loss.

The Angels plated four runs in the third and another in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead.

With runners first and third with one out in the seventh, Trout smacked a single to right field, scoring Hank Conger to give the Angels the lead. Tyler Flowers was unable to block a low slider from reliever Matt Lindstrom and Shuck, who moved to third on Trout's base hit, scurried across the plate to put the visitors in front 7-5.

With runners on the corners in the third, Shuck lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to score Conger. A Trout single put runners on first and third once again, and Pujols smoked a double to center field to clear the bases. Trumbo's base hit scored Pujols to give the visitors a three-run edge.

Harris' solo shot in the fourth made it 5-1.

Angels starter Barry Enright gave up a leadoff homer to De Aza in the first, but settled in and navigated through the next three innings with relative ease -- retiring nine straight batters, but got into trouble in the bottom of the fourth.

Alex Rios doubled and Enright issued back-to-back walks to Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko to load the bases. After striking out Conor Gillaspie, Enright skipped a curveball past Conger, allowing Rios to score. Viciedo then crushed a double to center field to plate Dunn and Konerko. Flowers added a base hit later in the frame to tie the game.

Game Notes

Enright made his first start in the majors since 2011 ... The Angels went 4- for-8 with runners in scoring position ... LA is 9-1 when leading after seven innings ... Axelrod has recorded a win since Aug. 29, 2012.

05/11 00:23:21 ET