John Danks allows 7 runs in White Sox loss to Twins


Sep 3, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) looks on in the pouring rain during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The play of the Chicago White Sox was not very crisp, and uneventful on Wednesday evening as they split a two-game series with the host Minnesota Twins.

Chicago lost by an 11-4 score, where the downward trend of White Sox starter John Danks continued on the mound.

Danks, who hasn’t recorded a win since before the All-Star break, was charged with the loss. In 4.2 innings, he allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits and one walk. He struck out three and his ERA moved to 5.12 on the season.

In total, White Sox pitching allowed 19 hits, 10 earned runs and four walks in the loss.

Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia and Dayan Viciedo each had two hits for Chicago, with Viciedo finishing 2-for-4 with three RBIs and one run. Also with an RBI on the night was lead-off hitter Adam Eaton.

As for the scoring of the White Sox, three runs came off a three-run home run by Viciedo in the fourth inning, giving him 19 home runs on the season. The final run for the White Sox was scored in the fifth inning.

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Eduardo Nunez went 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs to lead Minnesota.

The win went to Trevor May who is now 1-4 on the season with a 9.38 ERA. May pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk. He had six strikeouts.

The White Sox have an off day on Thursday, as they are 63-76 on the season, fourth place in the AL Central.