The White Sox got their first victory of the road trip, upending the Diamondbacks on Saturday in a 6-2 victory.
How it happened: Paul Konerko got the offense going early with a two-out RBI single in the third inning and a solo home run in the sixth that broke a 2-2 tie. Konerko now has 383 home runs, tied for 57th on the all-time list with Larry Walker. John Danks pitched well despite getting drilled in the back of the head by a line drive in the fourth inning. He won his third consecutive start after opening the season 0-8.
What it means: After showing signs of reverting to their April ways, when the offense was nearly non-existent, the White Sox broke out in a big way against the Diamondbacks. Konerko’s RBI single and home run were nice, but Alex Rios' three-run home run in the eighth inning to put the game out of reach gives the White Sox a reason for optimism moving forward. It was Rios’ first home run since May 21. He had four RBIs.
Up next: White Sox right-hander Phil Humber (6-3, 2.95 ERA) will take the mound in the series finale at Arizona. The Diamondbacks will counter with right-hander Josh Collmenter (4-2, 1.86) in the 3:10 p.m. start from Chase Field.