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Danks throws gem as White Sox blank Royals

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - John Danks spun eight shutout innings in the Chicago White Sox's 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals that opened a three-game set.

Danks (3-10) surrendered seven hits and a walk in the masterpiece for the White Sox, who have won four in a row and 10 of 15 since dropping 10 consecutive games.

Avisail Garcia tallied three hits for Chicago, Gordon Beckham smacked a solo homer and Addison Reed notched his 32nd save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Ervin Santana (8-7) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks over six frames for Kansas City, which has dropped three straight and six of its last eight tilts.

08/20 22:59:29 ET