By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
MAY 19, 2002
GAME 41 - ANGELS AT WHITE SOX
CHICAGO -- If the Angels wanted to put together a highlight video of their recent hot stretch, the top of the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox could serve as the intro.
Pinch-hitter Orlando Palmeiro goes the opposite way with a double to left. One out later, Palmeiro steals third on his own. On the next pitch, the squeeze is on and David Eckstein bunts a tough pitch -- a slider low and away -- to the right side. Not only does Palmeiro score, but Eckstein beats it out for a base hit.
They call it little ball, but it has been big for the Angels as they continued to roll with a 6-1 victory before 19,869 at Comiskey Park. The win was the Angels' 18th in their past 21 games and moved them to within four games of the Seattle Mariners in the A.L. West, the closest they've been to the top spot since April 11 when they were 3 1/2 out.
Another huge factor in the ...