Coming off another loss at home Friday evening, the White Sox looked like they were on the verge of dropping even further out of the A.L. Central race. Luckily John Danks was able to slow down the powerful Rangers lineup Saturday and the Sox took game two of the series 3-2.
Texas got off to a fast start on Saturday at the Cell. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a solo homer to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. The Sox tied things up in the bottom half of the first on an RBI single by Alexei Ramirez. The Sox would take the lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Juan Pierre. The lead wouldn't last long though as Ian Kinsler homered for the second time in as many at bats which tied the game at two in the top of the third inning. Things would remain tied until the eighth inning when Alex Rios hit an RBI double that gave the Sox the lead for good and they would hold on for a 3-2 victory.
John Danks pitched well for the Sox on Saturday. Danks went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. Jesse Crain earned the win after his one inning of work to improve his record to 8-3 on the season. Sergio Santos pitched the final inning to earn his 26th save on the season.
Rangers starter Alexi Ogando settled down after the second inning to give the Rangers a very nice outing. Ogando matched Danks going seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits. Koji Uehara earned the loss for Texas dropping his record to 1-3 on the season.
The Sox will go for the series victory when the two clubs face off in the series finale Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.