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White Sox top struggling Giants

Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Gordon  Beckham  and Dayan  Viciedo  each
smashed  two-run homers to help power the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over
the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game set.

Adam  Eaton, Adam Dunn and Tyler Flowers all drove in a run for theWhite Sox,
who snapped a four-game skid.

John  Danks  (6-5), who  has won three  straight starts, tossed  a solid 6 1/3
innings,  allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks with
four strikeouts.

"He has pitched to where he is always giving us a chance out there," said
White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "It seems like he has a little more on it
when he's spotting his fastball."

In  his worst outing of the year, Matt Cain (1-5) was tagged for eight runs --
seven  earned  -- on 10 hits  and a walk over  just five innings to absorb the
loss.

Hunter Pence had a solo home run and Buster Posey added an RBI for the Giants,
who have dropped a season-high four straight and seven of their last eight.

The  game was tied  2-2 before Chicago pulled away after scoring three runs in
the fourth and fifth innings.

Three  singles to  left in the fourth  loaded the bases for theWhite Sox with
one  out. Cain issued his first walk of the game to Flowers with two outs that
put Chicago up 3-2.

Eaton  then singled  on a  slow roller  to shortstop  Brandon Crawford,  whose
bare-handed  throw to  first was wide, which  allowed an extra run to score to
make it 5-2.

Dunn  drove in  Conor Gillaspie, who singled  to start the fifth on a base hit
to right. Viciedo then smacked a two-run homer to increase Chicago's advantage
to 8-2.

Earlier,  Pence  smashed his 10th homer  of the year  in the first to give the
Giants  an  early 1-0 lead  and they pushed across  another run in the second.
Gregor  Blanco  drew a  walk and  Pence reached  on shortstop Alexei Ramirez's
fielding error. Posey's base hit to left plated Blanco.

Beckham  crushed a two-run  home run to left in the third with two outs to tie
the game. Eaton kept the inning alive with a single.

"The third inning was a little long and he (Cain) ended up giving up the home
run then he got derailed," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

                                   Game Notes

Eaton  has reached base  safely in 12 consecutive games ... Cain is winless in
his  last nine  road starts, dating back  to last season ... It was the Giants
first  interleague  loss of the season  (6-1) ... The Giants went 1-for-5 with
runners in scoring position.

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