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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Rockies 3, White Sox 1

By Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox moved closer to regular season form Saturday.

John Danks was sharp in his final outing before starting on opening day, pitching six innings for the White Sox on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Danks allowed one run and three hits, walking none and striking out two while throwing 69 pitches. He will pitch Friday at Texas.

"You like to have a good one going into the season," Danks said. "It was a definitely a goal to finish on a good note."


Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz threw six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, struck out two and walked one. Pomeranz will join the Rockies' rotation as their fifth starter April 15.

Adam Dunn hit his fifth spring home run, connecting in the ninth for the White Sox against Matt Reynolds.

  • The White Sox signed OF Conor Jackson to a minor league deal. The Texas Rangers released him this spring. He has hit .271 in 658 major league games with Arizona, Oakland and Boston.

  • White Sox 3B Brent Morel was back in the lineup after experiencing back stiffness Friday.