ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- Joe Crede
and Paul Konerko
homered Thursday and John Danks
gave up a run over six innings in leading the Chicago White Sox past Tampa Bay 5-1.
Danks (4-4) scattered six hits and struck out eight, helping the White Sox to their fourth win in five games. Matt Thornton, Octavio Dotel and Boone Logan each worked an inning of scoreless relief.
Crede led off the sixth with his ninth homer of the season to give Chicago a 3-1 lead. Konerko's blast, his sixth, opened the eighth inning and extended the White Sox' advantage to 5-1.
Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up four runs on 10 hits in six innings to suffer the loss.
Tampa Bay had not lost a series opener since May 2.
Earlier in the day, Tampa Bay put pitcher Troy Percival on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
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