Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
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John Danks was Jordan Danks’ brother on Tuesday night. For much of their careers it has been the other way around as the pitcher has had far more notoriety than his younger brother. But Jordan Danks continued the hottest streak of his career Tuesday with three hits including a two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Danks who doubled earlier to extend his hitting streak to nine games was given the chance to face left-hander Erik Bedard and capitalized as he put the White Sox ahead with a two-out bases-loaded single to center. The White Sox have won nine of their last 11 games and look for their sixth series victory in seven when Chris Sale faces Jarred Cosart on Wednesday night. “He’s Jordan Danks’ brother” the outfielder said with a smile. “I’m feeling good at the plate and I was really happy that Robin let me stay in there ... a lot of times I don’t get to face guys like that especially with guys in scoring position. But I always like to be that guy.” Jordan Danks has to love the position in which he currently sits. For the first time in two seasons with the White Sox he has had a chance to play more than once a week. The outfielder has thrived extending a career-best hitting streak to nine games with a third-inning double off Astros starter Paul Clemens. He also doubled in the seventh inning. Given his success Ventura elected to keep Jordan Danks in the game with the White Sox down 3-2 and the bases loaded. Danks made his manager’s decision look good as he took two close pitches for balls and singled up the middle on a 2-1 offering to drive in two. Paul Konerko had an RBI single earlier in the inning off Bedard. “He’s been doing great” Ventura said. “Ever since he came back he’s been swinging it good playing good defense. He seems to be in the middle of everything.”
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