John Danks may have solved his problems away from home. The left-hander and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura questioned the effort of his players after a 5-1 loss to Arizona on Sunday in Chicago, and he spoke about the “uninspired” effort again before playing at Oakland on Monday night hoping for a spark. All he could complain about after the latest loss is that the comeback came too late.
The Red Sox managed just six hits, but took advantage of the 15 walks issued by Chicago pitching, including 11 after the seventh inning.
Chicago could move outfielders Alejandro De Aza or Dayan Viciedo.
The White Sox may face late-inning binds because of Konerko’s lack of versatility.
It’s not an easy presentation, trying to get fans excited for both change and the lack thereof.
Leury Garcia, 22, was batting .264 with 4 home runs, 19 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 47 games at AAA Round Rock this season.