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Shohei Ohtani starting for the Angels. He’ll also bat for himself.

Tim Anderson works a 2-0 count, but grounds out on a 2-2 pitch to David Fletcher at second base. TA with an awkward step on the first base bag.

Oh my goodness. Ohtani reaching triple digits against Adam Eaton. After throwing a 101mph fastball Ohtani strikes out Eaton swinging on a splitter. Not fair.

José Abreu frozen on a 2-2 breaking ball, but Ohtani doesn’t get the call in the inside corner and then he walks the White Sox first baseman.

Yoan Moncada grounds out sharply to Fletcher.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 0

Dylan Cease making his season debut for the White Sox. Meanwhile, Tim Anderson replaced by Leury Garcia at shortstop.

You hate to speculate, but Tim was wincing before he got to the bag. Lots of fans fearing he may have injured his hamstring.


White Sox confirm that it’s indeed a hamstring injury for Anderson.

Fletcher grounds out to Moncada at third.

Wow. Ohtani with a 451-foot home run to right-center field.

Mike Trout follows up with a single to left.

Anthony Rendon singles on the first pitch to center. Trout to second.

Cease falls behind 3-0 to Jared Walsh, gets to a full count but walks the lefty to load the bases.

Oh shit. Off the bat it sounded like Justin Upton had a grand slam, but he only gets a sac-fly to deep right field. Trout scores and Rendon tags up to third. It’s 2-0 Angels.

Cease is missing badly and falls behind Jose Iglesias. Fortunately for the Sox Cease gets the Angels’ shortstop to chase a slider low away for strike 3. Cease with 30 pitches in the first inning.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 2

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Yermin Mercedes strikes out swinging.

Yasmani Grandal hits it into the shift. Fletcher makes another play.

Luis Robert caught looking on a 2-2 breaking ball.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 2

Bottom 2

Juan Lagares flies out to Robert in center field.

Max Stassi walks.

Fletcher reaches on a fielder’s choice to shortstop. Garcia gets Stassi out at second.

Ohtani with another missile, but it’s right at Robert in center.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 2

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Billy Hamilton leads off the third with the first hit for the White Sox.

Hamilton showing off the wheels, steals second.

Tough break for Nick Madrigal. Lines out to Walsh at first base.

Garcia with his first at-bat after coming in for Anderson. He grounds out hard to Rendon. Hamilton remains at second base.

Eaton grounds out to Iglesias to end the inning. White Sox did make some good contact against Ohtani, but have nothing to show for it.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 2

Bottom 3

Cease keeps getting hit hard, but the Angels keep hitting it to White Sox defenders. Trout smokes one to Robert in deep center.

Rendon grounds out to Garcia.

Walsh flies out to Robert in right-center. Good news is Cease retired the side in order, but man the Angels are hitting the ball hard against him.

Score: White Sox 0, Angels 2

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