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“I thought I was going to be a college kicker for football,” said Burdi during a
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“Then my junior year, I kind of had a little spike in my velo. I decided to run with it.”

Burdi, who was a center fielder his freshman and sophomore high school seasons, clearly appears to have made the right career choice. He misses hitting,
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Entering Tuesday’s contest, Burdi featured a 1.84 ERA over 13 games to go with five saves in six chances for the Knights. The hard-throwing right-hander has 24 strikeouts and five walks allowed in 14 2/3 innings.

His high-octane stuff would play now at the Major League level. But the White
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“We also have to remember that literally 12 months ago he’s pitching at Louisville,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn of Burdi, who was the 26th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. “There is an acclimation process that goes on to not only pitching more regularly but what you do on your side days and the travel and doing this full-time as a professional.

“Just like we said at the Draft, he has the kind of stuff to make you think he’s going to come quickly. He has that makeup to make you think he can handle moving quickly.

“At the same time, we want him to get through some consistency and repetition,”
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Bobby Jenks and Craig Kimbrel serve as closing influences for Burdi, but it was his older brother, Nick, who had the first and ongoing impact. Nick, who pitches in the Twins system, was the closer at Louisville in 2014 before Zack took over in 2015.

As a high school kicker, Burdi once connected from 43 yards. It’s a good memory for the now 22-year-old hurler. He figures to make more Major League memories soon but isn’t thinking about a promotion.

“I’ve had things my entire life that I’ve been looking forward to, whether it was Team USA my sophomore year or the Draft my junior year,” Burdi said. “If you just put it in the back of your head and you don’t think about it, it’s going to shake out the way it’s supposed to.

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“I’m not trying to let that consume me or take over,” Burdi said. “It’d be cool if it happens, but if it doesn’t, figure out why and fix it.”

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Hitter to watch: Ozzie Albies (Braves’ No. 1), Gwinnett at Norfolk (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Albies reached base in each of his five plate appearances out of the leadoff spot
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Pitcher to watch: Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte vs. Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Fulmer, MLBPipeline.com’s No. 63 overall prospect, has been a model of
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Duel of the day: Walker Buehler (Dodgers’ No. 5) vs. Jack Flaherty (Cardinals’ No. 8), Tulsa at Springfield (12:10 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Buehler, 22, is set to make his second start for Tulsa since being promoted to the Double-A level. The No. 84 overall prospect worked a season-high four innings in his Drillers debut, allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Before joining Tulsa, Buehler posted a 1.77 ERA with 30 strikeouts in
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Flaherty enters the day with an unblemished 6-0 record through seven starts for Springfield. The 21-year-old righty has been as good as his record suggests, as he
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Angels’ Kole Calhoun, Custom Orioles Jersey Mike Trout homer in win

ANAHEIM — Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout smashed back-to-back home runs off
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Calhoun blasted a three-run homer to right-center field to tie the game, 3-3, before Trout followed with a solo shot — his 12th of the season — to left to put the Halos in front, 4-3. It was the first time the Angels have produced back-to-back home runs this year.

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Trout has now homered in four consecutive games, becoming the first Angel to accomplish the feat since Mark Trumbo did it in May 2012.

“Unbelievable,” Calhoun said. “His first game [back from hamstring tightness] he didn’t get a hit, and now he’s back to Mike Trout. Every day he’s going to amaze you with something.”

Martin Maldonado added a solo homer in the seventh to help back a strong outing from Angels right-hander Jesse Chavez, who allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts over seven-plus innings. Chavez became only the second Angels pitcher to work into the eighth this season, though he opened the inning by walking Tyler Saladino, prompting Angels manager Mike Scioscia to lift him in favor of Jose Alvarez. It still marked Chavez’s longest start since Aug. 19, 2015.

“I just roll with the punches,” Chavez said. “Today he was able to instill that trust in me and go back out there for that eighth. He gave me that leash, and I didn’t take advantage of it to earn that trust a little bit, but next time he gives it to me, I’m going to take it.”

Chavez retired the first nine batters he faced, but he stumbled in the fourth, yielding a two-run blast to Jose Abreu that gave the White Sox a 2-0 lead. Saladino extended Chicago’s lead to 3-0 with an RBI triple in the fifth, but that proved to be the extent of the damage against Chavez.

The White Sox threatened in the ninth, putting runners on first and second with two outs against closer Bud Norris, but Norris struck out Kevan Smith looking to
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Pelfrey lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his fifth start of the season for the White Sox, surrendering four runs on three hits while walking three and striking out two. Pelfrey allowed just two baserunners through the first four innings before losing his command in the fifth, when he issued two walks and a pair of homers to fuel the Angels’ rally.

“He was throwing a lot of strikes,” said White Sox manager Rick Renteria. “His breaking ball was working well. I thought he was working both sides of the plate. In the end, it started to sputter a little bit. He gave us what he could give us. He gave us a chance to win that ballgame. And quite frankly, I didn’t take advantage of it.”

Pelfrey blamed going deep into counts on too many hitters.

“I’m pretty frustrated,” Pelfrey said. “Pretty disappointed. Pretty tough to
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Angels rock Pelfrey for four runs: The Angels had just one hit entering the bottom of the fifth inning, but they erased a three-run deficit by erupting for four runs behind Calhoun and Trout’s homers. Still, Cameron Maybin ignited the comeback by drawing a one-out walk on a 3-2 sinker from Pelfrey that appeared to be strike three but was called a ball by home plate umpire Mike DiMuro.
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But Pelfrey could not escape trouble, as Calhoun and Trout subsequently went deep to shift the momentum in the Angels’ favor. More >

Chavez’s shutdown inning: After the Angels took a 4-3 lead, Chavez came out for the sixth and gave up a leadoff single Melky Cabrera, putting the tying run on first for Chicago. Still, Chavez averted danger by coaxing a flyout from Abreu, a forceout from Leury Garcia and a groundout from Todd Frazier to leave the runner stranded, preserving the Halos’ slim lead.

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Anthony Swarzak allowed a two-out double to Andrelton Simmons in the sixth. The White Sox right-hander had allowed one hit in his previous 48 hitters faced.
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WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: Left-hander Derek Holland is scheduled to make his eighth start
Website Tuesday at 9:07 p.m. CT. Holland is coming off his worst outing of the season, yet only gave up three earned runs in five innings against the Twins. On the season he is 3-3 with a 2.43 ERA.

Angels: Right-hander JC Ramirez will take the mound for the Angels on Tuesday in the second game of their three-game series against the White Sox at 7:07 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium. In two career relief appearances against Chicago, Ramirez is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.

Watch every out-of-market regular-season game live on MLB.TV.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.

Steve Dilbeck is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Monday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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“Access to information about the conduct of government agencies is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state,” said Adrienna Wong, attorney with the ACLU SoCal, in a statement. “The LAPD’s stonewalling and disregard of legal requests denies the public’s right to know.”

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A LAPD spokesman said the department had no comment when reached by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

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Journalist Ali Winston, UCLA professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez and activist Shawn Nee joined the ACLU in the lawsuit.

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Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He’s hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.Men’s New York Yankees Authentic Personalized Navy Blue BP Jersey Sale.

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Hoskins earns PTOW recognition for the second time in three weeks, part of a scorching June performance in which he has batted .337/.394/.768 with 11 homers to tie Rangers second baseman Travis Demeritte for the Minor League longball lead with 20. Hoskins is batting .281/.343/.559 overall and tops the Eastern League in homers, total bases (.157) and slugging.Women’s Authentic Personalized New York Yankees Home White Baseball Jersey.

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