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LAA@CWS: Enright on his performance against White Sox

There's a very simple formula for how to turn around a poor start to a season: Win series as often as possible.

The Angels, who won just two of their first 11 this year, have a chance to make it two straight series victories Wednesday when they face the Royals in the rubber match of a three-game set in Anaheim.

Winners of four of six, the Angels hope they are finally past an early season funk that dropped them to fourth in the American League West. They took two of three in Chicago against the White Sox over the weekend and beat the Royals on Tuesday night on the strength of four homers.

Barry Enright gets the start for the Halos with Tommy Hanson still on the restricted list. Enright allowed five runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Friday -- his first start of the season.

The 27-year-old right-hander spent most of his career as a starter, but since joining the Angels in 2012, all five of his previous appearances had been out of the 'pen.

"I'm getting comfortable with anything they want me to do," Enright said. "I've started my entire career, so that's what I know better, but whatever helps the team -- whether it's a starting role or a long-relief role, whatever they need me to do -- I'm ready to do so."

Opposite Enright will be Royals right-hander Wade Davis, who came over from the Rays in the offseason. Following a strong start to the season, Davis hasn't won since April 17 at Atlanta.

He's been hit hard recently, too, allowing 23 runs -- 19 earned -- in his last four starts. Against the Yankees on Friday, Davis felt he had solid stuff, but missed up in the zone a few times too many.

"I left a couple of pitches up to some big hitters, and they hit it out of the ballpark, which is what they're supposed to do," Davis said after the game.

Royals: White retires
Former Royals broadcaster Fred White retired as the club's director of broadcast services on Tuesday because of health issues, the club said.

White called Royals games from 1973-1998.

"Fred White has been synonymous with Royals baseball as long as anybody can remember," Royals vice president of communications and broadcasting Mike Swanson said. "It's unfortunate the circumstances for which he has to step down, but the family has asked for privacy and we're allowing that."

Angels: Congestion plaguing Hamilton
Josh Hamilton is dealing with sinus congestion that kept him out of the field and in the DH slot on Tuesday. He was also removed after six innings on Monday.

He's battling light-headedness and dizziness, but wouldn't use the ailment as an excuse for his struggles before homering in the sixth inning on Tuesday.

"I've felt bad plenty of times and played and done well," Hamilton said. "This has nothing to do with that. It's more of, I'd say, probably being out on the field type of thing -- run the bases, then go out on the field, combined with lights and all that stuff. It's not the best thing at this moment."

Worth noting
• Hamilton has had plenty of success against Davis in his career with a single, two doubles, a homer and two walks in nine plate appearances.

• The Halos are 12-7 this season when Mike Trout scores a run, but they've gone just 3-17 when the All-Star outfielder doesn't touch the plate. Comments