CHICAGO - John Danks pitched seven shutout innings, Alexei Ramirez homered in the first, and the White Sox played some NL-style baseball yesterday to beat the Cubs, 4-1.

The White Sox, backed by a large and vocal following at Wrigley Field, now lead the spirited and closely contested interleague series that began in 1997, 34-33.

Danks (5-5) worked out of some early jams in a meeting of crosstown rivals who have struggled offensively this season.

In seven-plus innings, the lefty allowed five hits, walked none and struck out nine, while being charged with one run. He left after Aaron Miles doubled to lead off the eighth.

White Sox centerfielder Brian Anderson then leaped in front of the ivy-covered wall to catch pinch-hitter Jake Fox's long drive. Miles took third on the play and scored on Alfonso Soriano's RBI grounder off reliever Scott Linebrink as the Cubs averted a shutout.

Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 17 chances.

Leading by 1-0, the White Sox added a run on Chris Getz's RBI triple in the second off a wild Ryan Dempster (4-4) and got a third run in the seventh on a squeeze bunt single from Scott Podsednik. In the eighth, a walk, a hit-and-run single by Paul Konerko, and a sacrifice fly by A.J. Pierzynski made it 4-0 when pinch-runner DeWayne Wise beat Soriano's throw to the plate.

Ramirez lifted his sixth homer of the season into the basket in left field on a 1-2 pitch from Dempster in the first.

Chicago White Sox 110 000 110 – 4 7 1

Chicago Cubs 000 000 010 – 1 5 1

White Sox AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chi. Cubs AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Podsednik lf 4   0   2   1   .315      A.Soriano lf 4   0   0   1   .225

Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   1   1   .251      Ascanio p 0   0   0   0   .000

Dye rf 2   0   0   0   .271      Theriot ss 4   0   1   0   .282

1-Wise pr-rf 0   1   0   0   .133      Bradley rf 4   0   2   0   .234

Konerko 1b 4   0   1   0   .293      D.Lee 1b 4   0   1   0   .277

Pierzynski c 2   0   0   1   .300      Soto c 4   0   0   0   .217

Bri.Anderson cf 3   1   1   0   .233      Re.Johnson cf 3   0   0   0   .264

Getz 2b 3   1   1   1   .250      Fontenot 3b 3   0   0   0   .232

Beckham 3b 3   0   1   0   .132      Miles 2b 3   1   1   0   .203

Danks p 2   0   0   0   .000      Dempster p 2   0   0   0   .100

Linebrink p 0   0   0   0   ---      A.Guzman p 0   0   0   0   .000

b-Thome ph 1   0   0   0   .255      a-J.Fox ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .385

Jenks p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 32   1   5   1      

Totals 29   4   7   4      

a-flied out for A.Guzman in the 8th. b-flied out for Linebrink in the 9th.1-ran for Dye in the 8th. E: Beckham (2), A.Soriano (6). LOB: Chicago (A) 7, Chicago (N) 4. 2B: Miles (7). 3B: Getz (3). HR: Al.Ramirez (6), off Dempster. RBIs: Podsednik (14), Al.Ramirez (28), Pierzynski (16), Getz (12), A.Soriano (28). SB: Podsednik (9). CS: Bri.Anderson (5). S: Danks. SF: Pierzynski. RLSP: Chicago (A) 5 (Danks, Konerko, Al.Ramirez 2, Getz); Chicago (N) 2 (Fontenot, Re.Johnson). RA: Bri.Anderson, A.Soriano, J.Fox. GIDP: Al.Ramirez, Konerko, Re.Johnson. DP: Chicago (A) 1 (Beckham, Getz, Konerko); Chicago (N) 3 (Theriot, Miles, D.Lee), (Soto, Soto, Theriot), (Miles, Theriot, D.Lee).

Chicago (A) walks (7): Podsednik, Dye 2, Pierzynski, Bri.Anderson, Getz, Beckham.

Chicago (A) strikeouts (5): Al.Ramirez 2, Bri.Anderson, Getz, Danks.

Chicago (N) strikeouts (11): A.Soriano 2, Theriot, Bradley, D.Lee, Soto, Re.Johnson, Fontenot 2, Miles, Dempster.

Chicago (A) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Danks (W) 7   5   1   1   0   9   99   4.48

Linebrink 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   2.31

Jenks (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   3.52

Chicago (N) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dempster (L) 6   4   3   3   6   4   104   3.92

A.Guzman 2   2   1   1   1   0   34   2.70

Ascanio 1   1   0   0   0   1   24   2.51

W: Danks, 5-5. L: Dempster, 4-4. S: Jenks, 15.

Dempster pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.Danks pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Linebrink 1-1, A.Guzman 2-1. WP: Dempster. Umpires: Home, Bill Hohn; first, Bruce Dreckman; second, Paul Emmel; third, Gary Darling. T: 2:41. A: 40,444 (41,210).

Angels 4, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinch-hitters Torii Hunter and Vladimir Guerrero opened a three-run rally with consecutive singles in the eighth inning, and Los Angeles beat San Francisco and Tim Lincecum for its season-high sixth straight victory.

The Angels snapped Lincecum's six-game winning streak.

Los Angeles (A) 000 100 030 – 4 8 0

San Francisco 002 000 100 – 3 7 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      San Fran. AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Figgins 3b 4   1   2   1   .320      Torres cf-lf 5   1   1   1   .308

E.Aybar ss 4   1   1   1   .291      Renteria ss 3   0   1   0   .254

M.Izturis 2b 4   0   0   0   .285      Winn lf-rf 4   0   1   1   .273

J.Rivera rf-lf 4   0   1   2   .316      B.Molina c 4   0   0   0   .260

K.Morales 1b 4   0   1   0   .269      Sandoval 3b 3   0   0   0   .330

Matthws Jr. cf-rf 4   0   0   0   .221      Schierholtz rf 3   0   0   0   .253

Quinlan lf 3   0   0   0   .241      c-Aurilia ph-1b 0   0   0   0   .212

Napoli c 1   0   0   0   .284      Ishikawa 1b 3   1   2   1   .276

J.Mathis c 2   0   1   0   .202      d-Rowand ph-cf 1   0   0   0   .293

a-Hunter ph-cf 2   1   1   0   .321      M.Downs 2b 3   1   2   0   .333

Palmer p 1   0   0   0   .000      Lincecum p 1   0   0   0   .167

Jepsen p 0   0   0   0   ---      Romo p 0   0   0   0   .000

b-Guerrero ph 1   1   1   0   .286      e-Uribe ph 1   0   0   0   .295

Oliver p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 31   3   7   3      

J.Speier p 0   0   0   0   ---

Fuentes p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   4   8   4      

a-singled for J.Mathis in the 8th. b-singled for Jepsen in the 8th. c-walked for Schierholtz in the 8th. d-struck out for Ishikawa in the 8th. e-struck out for Romo in the 9th. LOB: Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 7. 2B: Figgins (13), K.Morales (19), Ishikawa (5). HR: Ishikawa (2), off Palmer. RBIs: Figgins (19), E.Aybar (20), J.Rivera 2 (35), Torres (9), Winn (26), Ishikawa (16). SB: E.Aybar (3). S: Palmer, Lincecum 2. RLSP: Los Angeles 4 (Matthews Jr. 2, Figgins, K.Morales); San Francisco 3 (B.Molina, Lincecum, Rowand). RA: J.Rivera.

San Francisco walks (4): Renteria, Sandoval, Aurilia, M.Downs.

Los Angeles strikeouts (10): M.Izturis 2, J.Rivera, K.Morales, Matthews 2, Quinlan, Napoli, J.Mathis, Palmer.

San Francisco strikeouts (8): Renteria, B.Molina, Schierholtz 2, Rowand, M.Downs, Lincecum, Uribe.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Palmer 61/3   6   3   3   2   5   96   4.13

Jepsen (W) 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   7   14.63

Oliver (H) 2/3   0   0   0   2   0   18   3.49

J.Speier (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   4.56

Fuentes (S) 1   0   0   0   0   2   14   4.43

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lincecum (L) 8   8   4   3   0   9   109   2.72

Romo 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   2.70

W: Jepsen, 1-2. L: Lincecum, 6-2. S: Fuentes, 18. H: Oliver, 6. H: Speier, 4.

IR-S: Jepsen 1-0, J.Speier 2-0. IBB: off Palmer (M.Downs). WP: Palmer, Lincecum. PB: B.Molina. Umpires: Home, Dana DeMuth; first, Todd Tichenor; second, Hunter Wendelstedt; third, Brian Knight.

T: 2:34. A: 37,431 (41,915).

Reds 4, Braves 3

CINCINNATI - Micah Owings hit a three-run homer and pitched six effective innings to overcome Javier Vazquez's complete game and lead Cincinnati over Atlanta.

Jay Bruce also homered, and Ryan Hanigan had two hits to help Owings (4-7) earn his first win since May 12 and improve to 4-0 in four career starts against Atlanta. He was 0-4 in six starts since a 3-1 win at Arizona.

Vazquez (4-6) allowed four hits and two walks and seven strikeouts in eight innings.

Atlanta 002 000 100 – 3 7 0

Cincinnati 010 030 00x – 4 4 2

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

McLouth cf 4   2   1   0   .252      Taveras cf 4   0   0   0   .224

Y.Escobar ss 4   1   2   2   .290      Al.Gonzalez ss 4   0   0   0   .219

C.Jones 3b 3   0   1   0   .309      B.Phillips 2b 3   0   0   0   .278

McCann c 4   0   0   0   .323      L.Nix lf 3   0   0   0   .262

G.Andersn lf 4   0   1   0   .260      RHernandez 1b 3   0   0   0   .240

Kotchman 1b 4   0   1   0   .283      Bruce rf 3   1   1   1   .217

Francoeur rf 4   0   1   0   .250      Hairston Jr. 3b 2   1   0   0   .239

K.Johnson 2b 4   0   0   0   .229      Hanigan c 3   1   2   0   .313

J.Vazquez p 3   0   0   0   .077      Owings p 1   1   1   3   .278

a-M.Diaz ph 0   0   0   0   .272      Masset p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   3   7   2         Rhodes p 1   0   0   0   .000

Weathers p 0   0   0   0   ---

Cordero p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 27   4   4   4      

a-walked for J.Vazquez in the 9th. E: Taveras (3), Owings (2). LOB: Atlanta 8, Cincinnati 2. 2B: McLouth (10). HR: Y.Escobar (7), off Owings; Bruce (16), off J.Vazquez; Owings (2), off J.Vazquez. RBIs: Y.Escobar 2 (35), Bruce (33), Owings 3 (7). SB: B.Phillips (7). S: Owings. RLSP: Atlanta 5 (J.Vazquez, McLouth, G.Anderson, McCann, Y.Escobar); Cincinnati 2 (Al.Gonzalez, Bruce). RA: McLouth, C.Jones, R.Hernandez. GIDP: McCann. DP: Cincinnati 1 (B.Phillips, Ale.Gonzalez, R.Hernandez).

Atlanta walks (4): McLouth, Y.Escobar, C.Jones, M.Diaz.

Cincinnati walks (2): B.Phillips, Hairston.

Cincinnati strikeouts (7): Taveras, L.Nix 2, R.Hernandez, Bruce, Hanigan, Rhodes.

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Vazquez (L) 8   4   4   4   2   7   99   3.41

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Owings (W) 6   6   2   2   2   0   108   4.50

Masset (H) 2/3   1   1   1   1   0   15   1.38

Rhodes (H) 1   0   0   0   0   0   5   1.52

Weathers (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   7   2.74

Cordero (S) 1   0   0   0   1   0   19   1.86

W: Owings, 4-7. L: Vazquez, 4-6. S: Cordero, 16. H: Rhodes, 12. H: Weathers, 10. H: Masset, 4.

IR-S: Rhodes 1-0. WP: Masset 2.

Umpires: Home, Joe West; first, Paul Nauert; second, Paul Schrieber; third, Ed Rapuano.

T: 2:44. A: 27,455 (42,319).

Cardinals 4, Tigers 3

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Colby Rasmus had three hits and two RBIs, both putting St. Louis ahead in the victory over Detroit.

Yadier Molina homered, and Todd Wellemeyer (6-6) won for the third time in eight decisions at home. Ryan Franklin worked the ninth for his 16th save.

Curtis Granderson homered twice for the Tigers, who have lost four in a row.

Detroit 001 010 010 – 3 9 2

St. Louis 011 010 10x – 4 8 0

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Granderson cf 4   2   3   2   .264      Schmaker 2b-lf 3   2   1   0   .284

Polanco 2b 4   0   1   0   .259      Rasmus cf 4   0   3   2   .271

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   2   0   .328      Pujols 1b 2   0   0   0   .323

Thames lf 3   0   0   0   .283      Duncan lf 3   0   0   0   .254

Ordonez rf 3   0   1   1   .273      Br.Ryan 2b 0   0   0   0   .300

Inge 3b 4   0   2   0   .268      Ludwick rf 3   0   0   1   .236

Laird c 4   0   0   0   .214      Y.Molina c 4   1   3   1   .280

Everett ss 2   0   0   0   .262      Thurston 3b 4   0   0   0   .234

a-J.Andersn ph 1   0   0   0   .254      Wellemeyer p 2   0   0   0   .148

Zumaya p 0   0   0   0   ---      Motte p 1   0   0   0   .000

Seay p 0   0   0   0   ---      D.Reyes p 0   0   0   0   ---

d-Kelly ph 1   0   0   0   .250      McClellan p 0   0   0   0   .000

E.Jackson p 2   0   0   0   .000      c-Stavinoha ph 1   0   0   0   .234

b-Raburn ph 1   0   0   0   .234      Franklin p 0   0   0   0   ---

Santiago ss 1   0   0   0   .282      T.Greene ss 4   1   1   0   .257

Totals 34   3   9   3         Totals 31   4   8   4      

a-bunted out for Everett in the 7th. b-flied out for E.Jackson in the 7th. c-popped out for McClellan in the 8th. d-grounded out for Seay in the 9th. E: Inge (6), E.Jackson (3). LOB: Detroit 7, St. Louis 8. 2B: Mi.Cabrera (12). 3B: Rasmus (1). HR: Granderson 2 (16), off Wellemeyer 2; Y.Molina (5), off E.Jackson. RBIs: Granderson 2 (39), Ordonez (22), Rasmus 2 (26), Ludwick (32), Y.Molina (22). SB: Granderson (11). CS: Thurston (2). SF: Ordonez. RLSP: Detroit 3 (Thames, Ordonez 2); St. Louis 4 (Duncan, Ludwick, Y.Molina 2). RA: Thames, Schumaker. GIDP: Everett. DP: St. Louis 1 (Schumaker, Pujols).

Detroit walks (2): Granderson, Thames.

St. Louis walks (5): Schumaker, Pujols 2, Duncan, Ludwick.

Detroit strikeouts (8): Granderson, Mi.Cabrera, Thames 2, Inge, Laird 2, E.Jackson.

St. Louis strikeouts (8): Duncan, Ludwick 3, Wellemeyer 2, Motte, T.Greene.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

E.Jackson (L) 6   7   3   3   2   7   99   2.39

Zumaya 1   1   1   1   3   1   31   3.27

Seay 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   4.26

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wellemeyer (W) 51/3   6   2   2   2   5   91   5.36

Motte (H) 2/3   0   0   0   0   2   7   4.56

D.Reyes (H) 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   8   5.00

McClellan (H) 11/3   2   1   1   0   0   29   3.45

Franklin (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   1.05

W: Wellemeyer, 6-6. L: Jackson, 6-4. S: Franklin, 16. H: McClellan, 8. H: Motte, 13. H: Reyes, 12.

IR-S: Motte 1-0, McClellan 1-0. IBB: off E.Jackson (Pujols). Umpires: Home, Tony Randazzo; first, Chris Guccione; second, Mike Winters; third, Jerry Layne.

T: 2:49. A: 39,699 (43,975).

Rockies 5, Rays 3

DENVER - Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer and Aaron Cook survived a shaky fifth inning that included homers by Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford as Colorado snapped Tampa Bay's six-game winning streak.

The Rockies, who saw their 11-game winning streak come to a halt Tuesday, have won 14 of 19 since Jim Tracy took over as manager last month.

Cook (6-3) tied Colorado's franchise record with his 58th career win, a mark set by Jason Jennings. He allowed three runs on eight hits in seven innings.

Tampa Bay 000 120 000 – 3 8 0

Colorado 040 100 00x – 5 11 2

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

B.Upton cf 4   0   0   0   .222      Fowler cf 4   0   2   0   .260

Crawford lf 4   1   1   1   .313      Barmes 2b 3   0   1   1   .292

Longoria 3b 4   1   2   1   .308      Helton 1b 4   0   0   0   .307

C.Pena 1b 3   1   1   0   .240      Atkins 3b 3   0   0   0   .205

Zobrist 2b-rf 4   0   0   0   .310      Stewart 3b 1   0   0   0   .222

Burrell rf 4   0   1   1   .240      Hawpe rf 4   1   1   0   .340

Wheeler p 0   0   0   0   ---      Spilborghs lf 4   1   3   0   .269

Bartlett ss 4   0   1   0   .373      Tulowitzki ss 4   1   1   3   .241

M.Hernandez c 3   0   1   0   .283      Iannetta c 3   2   2   1   .228

b-Kapler ph 1   0   0   0   .225      Cook p 2   0   0   0   .143

Price p 3   0   1   0   .333      a-S.Smith ph 1   0   1   0   .288

W.Aybar 2b 1   0   0   0   .272      Corpas p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 35   3   8   3         Street p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 33   5   11   5      

a-singled for Cook in the 7th. b-grounded out for M.Hernandez in the 9th. E: Barmes 2 (6). LOB: Tampa Bay 6, Colorado 5. 2B: C.Pena (13), Iannetta (7). HR: Crawford (6), off Cook; Longoria (16), off Cook; Tulowitzki (9), off Price; Iannetta (9), off Price. RBIs: Crawford (30), Longoria (60), Burrell (18), Barmes (32), Tulowitzki 3 (25), Iannetta (23). SB: Burrell (2), Spilborghs (7). CS: Fowler (5). SF: Barmes. RLSP: Tampa Bay 4 (Longoria, M.Hernandez, Burrell 2); Colorado 2 (Helton, Tulowitzki). RA: Zobrist, Bartlett. GIDP: M.Hernandez. DP: Colorado 1 (Cook, Barmes, Helton).

Tampa Bay walk (1): C.Pena.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (5): B.Upton, Longoria, C.Pena, Zobrist, Burrell.

Colorado strikeouts (6): Barmes, Helton, Hawpe 2, Tulowitzki 2.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Price (L) 7   10   5   5   0   5   99   3.46

Wheeler 1   1   0   0   0   1   9   4.57

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cook (W) 7   8   3   3   1   3   111   4.23

Corpas (H) 1   0   0   0   0   2   14   5.58

Street (S) 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   2.89

W: Cook, 6-3. L: Price, 1-1. S: Street, 14. H: Corpas, 6.

Umpires: Home, Wally Bell; first, Marty Foster; second, Chad Fairchild; third, John Hirschbeck.

T: 2:25. A: 26,460 (50,449).