The Rangers go for the series win on Sunday afternoon as right-hander Matt Garza faces Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks at 1:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and 1540-AM.
Garza (9-2, 3.59): The Rangers are 5-1 in Garza's six starts, even though he has allowed four earned runs or more in his last four outings ... Garza will have his fourth season of his career with 10 victories if he wins Sunday ... It will be his first since going 10-10 in 2011 ... He is 8-1 with a 2.74 ERA for 12 starts for the Rangers and Cubs going back to June 16 ... Garza is 2-1 with a 5.60 ERA for August ... He allowed five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in a 16-5 victory over Houston ... He did give up four runs with the Rangers leading 15-1 in the seventh as he tried to save the bullpen from throwing an extra inning ... Garza beat the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in July pitching for the Cubs, allowing on earned run in seven innings ... He allowed a solo home run to Josh Phegley, who had the walk off winner Saturday night ... Garza is 3-0 with a 2.89 for five career starts at U.S. Cellular.
Danks (3-10, 4.22): Danks, a former Rangers' first-round pick from Austin, had eight shutout innings Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals ... He allowed seven hits and issued one walk in a 2-0 victory over the Royals ... He didn't allow a base runner to reach third base ... Danks is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in August ... He's allowed 22 home runs in 111 innings ... Danks is 2-4 with a 4.04 at home ... He will make his first start this season against the Rangers.
Hitters: Paul Konerko is 7-for-15 with three home runs and seven RBIs against Garza. The current White Sox are batting .299 against the Rangers' right-hander.