John Danks SP CWS 1 Month

John Danks allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Danks didn't have much of anything working for him, as he also walked four. The loss was his first in his last four starts, as he'd won three straight heading into Sunday. His ERA slipped to 4.34 in the loss, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into Friday's meeting with the Blue Jays north of the border.

John Danks SP CWS 1 Month

John Danks held the Giants to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win.

Danks gave up a home run to the second batter of the game, Hunter Pence, and allowed an unearned run in the third inning before settling in. The lefty gave up five hits and three walks in all, striking out four. The win was his fifth straight quality start allowing two runs or fewer, and his three-game winning streak has run his record to 6-5. Danks will carry a 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Twins.

John Danks SP CWS 1 Month

John Danks pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Since falling to 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA on May 18, Danks has allowed five runs over 29 1/3 innings in his last four starts, lowering his ERA to 4.17. We'd be more optimistic if he hadn't struck out a modest 17 during the span. It's a given that Danks is going to start allowing more homers again. He can be a decent enough starter for the White Sox, but he's not a mixed-league kind of fantasy pitchers these days.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Tigers has been postponed due to thunderstorms in Chicago.

No makeup date has been announced. John Danks was scheduled to pitch for the host White Sox and Justin Verlander was on tap for the visiting Tigers.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

John Danks fired 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing only two hits, in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

He whiffed five and issued three free passes. Danks had allowed only one hit all game in the eighth inning when Leury Garcia made an awkward attempt at a Dee Gordon grounder slapped down the line and played it into a double, ending the starter's night. Gordon scored later in the inning. Danks went 0-3 with a 4.21 ERA over his last four starts, but he'd been afforded just six runs of support over that stretch. It's not like he's been struggling -- Danks gave up only two runs in 15 innings over his last two starts and was 0-1 to show for it. The veteran southpaw, now 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA, looks to stay red hot as he welcomes division rival Detroit to the Windy City on Tuesday.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

John Danks gave up two runs over seven innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

Danks tossed eight scoreless innings last time out before Ronald Belisario coughed up the lead and he suffered from a lack of run support this time around. The go-ahead run scored on a wild pitch from Danks in the fifth inning. He fanned four and walked one in the loss and now stands at 3-5 with a 4.66 ERA through 11 starts. The veteran southpaw will face the Dodgers next week on the road.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

John Danks fired eight scoreless innings in Saturday against the Yankees, but was handed a no-decision.

Tough luck for Danks, who pitched his best game in two years. The southpaw was dominant, holding the Yankees to just three hits and no walks while fanning four batters. He retired 12 batters in a row at one point. This was the first time this season that he didn't walk a batter. A promising sign considering that he entered Saturday's start with 26 walks in just 52 2/3 innings. He'll look to build off this one when he faces the Padres next week at home.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

John Danks was pounded for eight runs -- seven earned -- and three homers in 4 2/3 innings by the Astros on Sunday.

Danks allowed one homer in 31 innings in April. This month, he's given up seven in 21 2/3 innings. He's not as bad as he's been lately, but since he's also not as good as he was during the first month, he's strictly an AL-only pitcher these days.

John Danks SP CWS 2 Months

John Danks allowed three runs on six hits in six innings and struck out five in Monday's 5-4 setback against the A's.

The veteran southpaw was doing just fine in a pitcher's duel across Jesse Chavez until Josh Donaldson took him deep for a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He still earned his second consecutive quality start, progress the White Sox will take after Danks surrendered eight runs over five innings to the Indians in his first May outing. Danks will strive to remain quality Sunday next time out in a matchup with the league's worst team at Houston.

John Danks SP CWS 3 Months

John Danks allowed three runs in six innings and struck out eight Wednesday in a win over the Cubs.

Danks had to be disappointed prior to this one, as the White Sox sent down his younger brother earlier in the day, but he pitched well enough to halt a two-start losing streak and establish a new season high for strikeouts. He entered with a 21/20 K/BB ratio in 36 innings, so the 8/1 mark tonight was pretty encouraging, even if it did come against the Cubs.