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The White Sox Beat Out The Rangers In a Fight to The Finish, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 05:  Carlos Quentin #20 of the Chicago White Sox runs from second base during a game against the Kansas City Royals on May 5, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Josh WarrenCorrespondent IMay 10, 2009

I've said it once, and I'll say it again.

If John Danks didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all. Still, Danks didn't let that stop him from rebounding from his two worst starts of the year.

After getting roughed up in his last start, which also came against the Rangers, Danks got a little bit of revenge, pitching six strong innings, giving up just four hits, and one run, earned. He walked just one batter, while striking out ten. His ERA sits at an impressive 3.41.

As per usual, though, offense was not in heavy demand with John on the bump, as the South Side Hit Men racked up just seven hits on the day, all coming of off Rangers starter Kevin Millwood.

Jermaine Dye and Carlos Quinten each picked up an RBI for the Sox, but the all important final run came off of the bat of Paul Konerko, who took a 3-2 count slider into center field, just deep enough for Quinten to score from third base.

It was a bittersweet situation, as the Sox drove in the winning run, but only managed to get one run in with the bases loaded.

Bobby Jenks came on in the top of the ninth, striking out two batters en route to his seventh save, but not before getting a warning from home plate umpire Barksdale, for a pitch that got away from him.

Big Stat of the Game: Carlos Quinten had two hits in tonight's game, both being doubles. They were just his second and third doubles of the season.

John Danks Win Counter: Still at just two, as Linebrink picked up the win tonight.

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