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John Danks shut down Kansas City's scuffling offense for eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox did just enough damage against Ervin Santana to squeak out a 2-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night. Danks (3-10) ended an eight-start winless streak by scattering seven hits and a walk. That the veteran left-hander's finest start of the season came against the Royals wasn't much of a surprise: Danks improved to 5-0 against them in 13 career starts. Addison Reed worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 32nd save. It wrapped up the first shutout win for the last-place White Sox since a 3-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on May 17. Gordon Beckham homered off Santana (8-7) in the first inning for the only earned run. The only other run came in the second, when Paul Konerko trotted home from third on a passed ball that curiously disappeared in the padding behind home plate. Except for those two blemishes, Santana matched zeros with Danks through six innings. He ...
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