CHICAGO – Carlos Quentin doubled twice and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on Paul Konerko’s sacrifice to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

Texas starter Kevin Millwood gave up a leadoff single to Chris Getz in the eighth and hit Quentin on a 1-2 pitch. Dye chased Millwood (3-3) with a single to load the bases with no outs.

One out later, Konerko hit a flyball to center off Texas reliever Darren O’Day. Quentin tagging from third, dove into the plate ahead of Marlon Byrd’s accurate throw.

White Sox reliever Scott Linebrink (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save in seven opportunities.

Chicago starter John Danks had a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed one run on four hits with one walk.

Omar Vizquel started in place of the injured Michael Young (back) at third base for Texas. It was the first time that Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove winner at shortstop, had started at a position other than short.

Danks pitched six impressive innings and left with a 2-1 lead, but Matt Thornton surrendered the lead in the seventh. With two outs, Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled and Elvis Andrus drew a walk, then Kinsler blooped an RBI single to tie the game at two.

Danks allowed one run on four hits with one walk.

With the scored tied at one in the sixth, Millwood was tagged for back-to-back doubles by Quentin and Dye to make it 2-1.

Quentin’s RBI double off the left-center fence to score Getz from first in the third and make it 1-0.

After allowing a leadoff double to Nelson Cruz in the fifth inning, Danks struck out the next two batters, but he gave up an RBI single to Andrus.

Notes: White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he is leaning toward starting Clayton Richard on Wednesday in place of Jose Contreras who was demoted to the bullpen. … Thome snapped an 0-for-15 streak with a double in the fourth. … Before the game, Rangers recalled INF Joaquin Arias from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned OF Greg Golson to Oklahoma City. … White Sox struggling SS Alexei Ramirez was back in the lineup after being bench by Guillen the last two games.

AP-ES-05-09-09 2219EDT

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