Watch CBS News

Danks Dominates As White Sox Win 3rd In A Row

CHICAGO (AP) -- John Danks pitched seven scoreless innings and Jose Abreu hit a home run, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, on Friday night.

The White Sox have won seven of their last 11 games after losing a season-high eight straight.

Danks (4-8) was impressive after getting skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He was 0-4 in his previous four starts with a 6.85 ERA.

Jake Petricka pitched a perfect eighth and David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth for his 17th save in 21 chances.

Baltimore has lost four of its last five games. Adam Jones continued to struggle against Danks, going 0 for 3 on Friday, now making him 1 for 33 overall against Danks.

Danks got out of a one-out, second-and-third jam in the seventh. He struck out Caleb Joseph and got Ryan Flaherty to fly out.

Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (7-4) pitched seven innings and gave up the one run on six hits.   Abreu hit an 0-2 pitch from Jimenez for his 14th home run of the season in the third inning.


White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was pushed back a day in the rotation. He was originally scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Orioles. Now, the lefty will start against former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays on Monday night as the White Sox give Sale an extra day of rest. Sale has struck out 10 or more batters in his last eight starts, tying Pedro Martinez for the major league record.


Orioles: Chris Tillman (6-7) is the scheduled starter Saturday. He is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA in four starts against the White Sox.

White Sox: LHP Jeff Samardzija (5-4) will make his second start of the season against Baltimore on Saturday. In his last start against the Orioles he gave up eight runs, seven earned, on 10 hits in five innings.

(© 2015 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.