August 27, 2011 in Sports

Danks shuts out Mariners

Associated Press

SEATTLE — John Danks threw a three-hitter and struck out ten to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

It was Danks’ third straight start of six-plus innings while allowing two or fewer runs. It was also his second complete game of the year and second career shutout. His 10 strikeouts matched a career high.

Danks (6-9) retired 16 of the first 17 batters he faced. Kyle Seager’s soft groundball back up the middle in the third gave Seattle its only baserunner through the first five innings.

Mariners starter Michael Pineda (9-8) pitched well, allowing just two runs on three hits, all in the fourth inning.

De Aza added a solo home run in the eighth inning off Mariners reliever Chance Ruffin.

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