White Sox end slide, cool off Rays

10:14, April 22, 2010      

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John Danks has pitched well so far this season despite the Chicago White Sox's slow start.

Danks threw eight strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a solo home run and drove in two runs and the White Sox ended the Tampa Bay Rays' seven-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Andruw Jones also homered and Bobby Jenks pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save for the White Sox, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

"We've been saying all along that we are way better than we've been playing and I truly believe it. I think it's just a matter time before we start clicking and hopefully it started tonight," Danks said. "We all feel that way. We're better than how we've played so far and we know we got off to a pretty disappointing start, but with that said there is a 148 (games) left and every team is going to go through a slump and we got ours early."

The White Sox won their first game since Danks' seven-inning two-hit performance against Toronto last Wednesday and continues to get praise across the league.

"He's good. He had it all going on today. He had the nice little cutter inside then he's got the changeup working away from the righty then he started mixing the curveball in. He's good. He's one of the best pitchers in the league and I've been saying that for years. He showed that again tonight," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

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