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Los  Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - John Danks tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-
run  ball and the  Chicago White Sox took the rubber match of a three-game set
against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

Danks  (4-5)  limited the  Dodgers to  just one hit  over seven innings before
allowing a one-out double to Dee Gordon in the eighth that ended his night.

"John was great," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of his starter. "He has
made  some  adjustments. His  control was  better and  he had  more zip on his
fastball. Our guys are pitching well and the bullpen is doing their job."

Leury  Garcia and Adam Dunn homered for Chicago to account for its offense, as
the White Sox won for the third time in their last four games.

Josh  Beckett (3-3) was charged with two runs on nine hits over six innings in
the tough-luck loss.

"Josh  (Beckett)  threw the ball  good but Danks  was that good." said Dodgers
manager  Don Mattingly.  "(Danks) was just better than us tonight. We are just
not getting it done. We need a win."

Gordon  had the  only two hits and  Hanley Ramirez knocked in the lone run for
the Dodgers, who have dropped six of their last eight.

Chicago's  offense came  via the longball in successive innings, as Garcia and
Dunn opened the third and fourth frames, respectively, with homers.

Gordon doubled down the left-field line with one out in the eighth, then stole
third  before Yasiel Puig  walked to put runners at the corners. Ramirez hit a
sharp  grounder  to third, but Garcia  couldn't turn the double play as Gordon
scored to cut the deficit in half.

Scott  Downs  relieved Zach Putnam  and induced an inning-ending groundout off
the bat of Adrian Gonzalez to keep the visitors in front.

Ronald  Belisario came in to pitch the ninth and set the Dodgers down in order
to convert his second save in as many days and his fifth save of the season.

                                   Game Notes

Puig  has  reached base  in an  MLB-leading 36 straight  games ... The Dodgers
wrapped  up their  10-game homestand with a  4-6 mark ... LA went 0-for-2 with
runners in scoring position, while Chicago went 0-for-7 in those instances.

 
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