By The Associated Press
Jordan Danks homered
after replacing the injured Avisail Garcia, backing a solid start by his brother John and helping the surging White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday in Chicago.
The White Sox took two of three from the AL West leaders, giving them eight victories in their last nine games.
Josh Phegley went deep after hitting the winning single in the ninth inning the previous night. John Danks (4-10) outpitched Matt Garza (3-2), allowing two runs over six innings for his second straight win.
Padres 3, Cubs 2, 15 inn.: Nick Hundley hit a game-ending RBI single in the 15th inning to lift the San Diego to victory at home.
Logan Forsythe set up the winning hit with a one-out single against Hector Rondon (2-1). He moved up on a groundout before Alexi
Amarista was intentionally walked.
Hundley then lined a single into center field, and Forsythe scored easily, giving San Diego its third win in four games. Dale Thayer (2-3) wiggled out of a jam in the top half to get the victory.
Braves 5, Cardinals 2: Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings, and Andrelton Simmons
homered to lead the Atlanta to the win at Busch Stadium.
Atlanta, which has the best record in the NL, broke a three-game
and salvaged the final game of the four-game set. St. Louis had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Minor (13-5) gave up one run on six hits. He struck out two and walked one. He was pitching on 7 days rest after allowing four runs in 1 2/3 innings against Washington on Aug. 17. Minor, who legged out an infield hit in the seventh, recorded his team-high 19th quality start.
Simmons hit his 12th homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh that gave the Braves a 4-1 lead.