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John Danks shuts out Rangers for 5 in White Sox's 7-6 win over Rangers

  • Chicago White Sox's Micah Johnson, left, steals second base as the throw eludes Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in the ninth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. Johnson came around to score the winning run on a single by Alex Liddi to give the White Sox a 7-6 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Chicago White Sox's Micah Johnson, left, steals second base as the throw eludes Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in the ninth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. Johnson came around to score the winning run on a single by Alex Liddi to give the White Sox a 7-6 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) watches his throw to first after forcing out Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin to start a double play in the fifth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) watches his throw to first after forcing out Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin to start a double play in the fifth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks delivers to a Texas Rangers batter during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks delivers to a Texas Rangers batter during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

John Danks pitched four-hit ball for five innings and Jose Abreu went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Danks, making his second start of the spring, struck out one and walked three as he continued his buildup to the regular season. Gordon Beckham hit a solo home run in support of Danks.

Paul Konerko and Dayan Viciedo each had an RBI as the White Sox got 12 hits, six off Rangers starter Joe Saunders.

Saunders, signed last week to compete for a spot in the Texas starting rotation, gave up three runs and six hits in three innings, striking out four. Tommy Hanson, another starting rotation candidate, pitched the next four innings.

Adam Rosales drove in a run with a sacrifice fly off Sox reliever Mitchell Boggs in the eighth as the Rangers rallied for five runs to take the lead.