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White Sox Vs. Dodgers: Chicago Sends John Danks To Mound, Looking For Improvement

The Chicago White Sox (10-12) hope SP John Danks can get on track in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-8) Monday afternoon. Danks, who had an uncharacteristically high ERA in 2011 (4.33 through 170.1 IP) has struggled with his command in the 2012 Spring Training.

In his three starts, Danks has allowed 9 walks while striking out only 4 batters, and in his combined 9.0 innings, he has allowed 12 hits and 7 earned runs. Before White Sox fans become too concerned, however, it is important to consider that despite Danks' rough 2011 ERA, he had a career-low walk rate (6.3%) and a career-average strikeout rate (18.5%), suggesting the lanky lefty should improve if he can return to his 2011 form.

Here is a look at Monday's lineup:

CF Alejandro De Aza
3B Brent Morel
RF Alex Rios
1B Paul Konerko
DH Adam Dunn
SS Alexei Ramirez
C Tyler Flowers
LF Dayan Viciedo
2B Gordon Beckham

Game Time: 3:05 p.m. CST, Monday, March 19

Location: Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ

Broadcast: PRIM, free Monday via

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