Jordan Danks solo home run in the fourth inning helped his brother, John Danks to his fourth victory of the season and gave the Chicago White Sox a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
Jordan Danks home run marked the first time since June 9, 1955 a brother homered to help his brother earn a victory. On that day, Billy Shantz, of the then-Kansas City Athletics, hit a home run to give his brother, Bobby Shantz a win.
Adam Dunn hit a RBI single in the sixth and Josh Phegley hit a solo home run in the seventh for the Sox eighth win in nine outings and fourth straight series win.
Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry’s fielding error gave the Sox an early 2-0 lead in the third inning. With Dayan Viciedo and Phegley in scoring position, Gordon Beckham hit a sacrifice fly that bounced off Gentry’s glove allowing Viciedo and Phegley to score.
In the fourth inning, Rangers left fielder Jeff Baker hit a two-run home run to right off Sox left-hander John Danks (4-10, 4.15 ERA) to score Adrian Beltre and tie the game at 2-2. Avisail Garcia crashed into the fence while attempting to snag the home run and left the game with a head injury, Jordan Danks replaced him.
Jordan Danks hit a solo home run to right, in the bottom half of the inning, off Rangers right-hander Matt Garza (9-3, 3.69 ERA). His third home run of the season.
John Danks allowed eight hits and two runs, struck out five and walked one in six innings while Addison Reed recorded his 35th save of the season. Garza went seven innings and, gave up seven hits and four earned runs, struck out eight and walked two.
Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo (1-0, 3.56 ERA) and Houston Astros left-hander Brett Oberhltzer (3-1, 2.91 ERA) are the projected starters for Monday night’s three-game series homer in Chicago at 7:10 p.m. CT (WCIU, WSCR 670).