ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 10: John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 10, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sox Fall To Rangers Behind Ogando's Gem

Ogando, Hamilton too much, keep Danks winless in return to Texas.

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Hamilton, Cruz Return Lead Rangers to Win Over Sox

The White Sox got off to a slow start in what might be the most difficult road trip of the season. John Danks returned to his home state of Texas and pitched ok, but with zero run support Danks remained winless and fell to 0-7 on the season.

Earlier Monday the Rangers activated Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz from the disabled list, and what a return they had. Hamilton, who has been out of the lineup since April 12, hit a home run in his first at bat. Cruz, out since May 3, also homered in the game.

The return of Cruz and Hamilton was over shadowed by Rangers starter Alexi Ogando. Ogando was brilliant, throwing a complete game shutout allowing only five hits. The righty improved to 5-0 on the season with an ERA of 1.82.

The Sox will look to even the series on Tuesday evening when the two teams meet in Game two of the three game series.


On The Road Again,Sox Begin Ten Game Trip In Texas

If you're thinking the White Sox have been on the road a lot lately, you're exactly right. The Sox are in the middle of a stretch in which they are playing 19 of 26 on the road.

The first stop on this 10-game road trip is a visit to the Ballpark in Arlington to face the Texas Rangers. This is the second series between the two clubs this season. They met last week at US Cellular Field and split a two game series.

The Rangers offense will look a little different this time. Both Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton are scheduled to come off the DL in time for Monday's opener. The Rangers offense has really missed the duo of Cruz and Hamilton.

Starting Monday's game for the Sox will be John Danks. Danks is winless in his first nine starts this season with a record of 0-6 and an ERA of 4.32. Danks is hoping to add to the success the starting rotation has had recently. Carlos Quentin is hoping to be back in the lineup for the Sox on Monday after missing the previous two games with a bruised knee.

Alexi Ogando will be taking the ball for the Rangers. Ogando has been nothing short of brilliant this season. The righty is 4-0 this season with an ERA of 2.13.

The weather forecast for Monday's opener is temperatures in the upper 80's with a chance of thunderstorms. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 CST. The game can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet.

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