Sox Win Pitching Duel At The Cell

Danks Outlasts Pineda As Sox Take Series Opener

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Danks Wins First Game Of The Season As Sox Down Mariners

Monday Night’s game between the Sox and Mariners had a little bit of everything. Great Pitching, Great Defense, and Clutch Hitting. Luckily for the Sox (29-33) their pitching and clutch hitting was a little better as they won the opener against Seattle 3-1.

John Danks entered Monday’s game in the middle of the worst season of his career. Danks was winless on the season and had an ERA of 5.25. You sure wouldn’t have guessed that watching Danks on Monday. The lefty went seven and a third allowing only one unearned run on seven hits. Sergio Santos pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 11th save.

Michael Pineda was the tough luck loser for the Mariners (31-29). The rookie phenom lived up to his high expectations. Pineda (6-3) went seven strong innings allowing two runs on five hits.

The Sox will look to win the series on Tuesday night.


White Sox/Mariners Begin Three Game Series At The Cell

The White Sox and Mariners are two of the surprise teams this season in baseball. The White Sox, picked by many to win the AL Central, are seven games out of first and are coming off a disappointing series against the Detroit Tigers. The Seattle Mariners (31-28) on the other hand are having a fantastic season. The Mariners enter Monday's series opener just 2.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West.

Starting for the Sox on Monday evening will be John Danks. Danks comes in 0-8 with an ERA of 5.25. Things can't get much worse for Danks this season. In his last start, he gave up nine runs on nine hits in just four innings of work. The one positive for Danks and the Sox is that the lefty is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.13 in his last five starts against Seattle.

Michael Pineda will start for the Mariners in the series opener. Pineda has been excellent this season and two months in to the season has to be a favorite for AL Rookie of the Year. He is 6-2 on the season with an ERA of 2.30 and a WHIP of 1.00. This will be Pineda's first start against the White Sox.

The weather forecast at the time of first pitch is temps in the upper 80's under partly cloudy skies. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CST. The game can be seen on CSN.

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