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    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Danks feels fine. He just wants to figure out where his pitches are going.

    Danks walked three in another wild outing but the Chicago White Sox beat a Colorado Rockies split-squad 9-8 on Tuesday.

    "Walks are an issue," he said. "I'm throwing all my pitches. I feel good. I just need to be able to throw it where I want to now."

    The left-hander, who had a career-high 15 wins last season, allowed two runs and five hits over 3 1-3 innings. He has five walks in 5 1-3 innings this spring.

    Manager Ozzie Guillen pulled Danks in the fourth after he let four of the first five batters reach base. Anthony Carter came in and retired the next two batters to get out of the jam.

    Danks understands what the problem is, and knows he still has ample time to work out the kinks.

    "It's definitely something we're going to work on for the next start," he said. "I'm not worried about getting where I need to be."

    Ty Wigginton hit a two-run homer off Danks in the fourth and also made some nice plays at third base.

    "He doesn't know it's the Cactus League," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "All he knows is he has a baseball uniform on, there's a game today and he's going to go out and give everything he's got."

    Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo had three hits apiece for Chicago, which went 8 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Tyler Flowers hit a solo homer.

    Viciedo, who also nailed a runner at the plate from right field in the eighth, is batting .476 this spring and leads the team with 10 hits.

    "He's better than we thought," Guillen said. "He's making it harder for a lot of people, no doubt."

    Dexter Fowler and Ben Paulsen each had two hits for the Rockies, and Michael McKenry had a solo homer in the ninth.

    NOTES: White Sox 3B Mark Teahen's throwing error in the second inning was his fifth error in five games this spring. ... Boxing legend Muhammad Ali visited the White Sox clubhouse on Tuesday morning to help spread the word about his charity organization. "I was glad that kids got to see what charity is all about," Guillen said of Ali's visit. "He wants to help the community without being somebody."

     
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    Colorado Rockies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Dexter Fowler, CF4020000 .353
        Delta Cleary, CF11100021.000
    Jonathan Herrera, SS4000001 .333
        Radames Nazario, SS10120001.000
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF1110200 .333
        Cole Garner, LF2110001 .294
    Jason Giambi, DH3000103 .500
        Hector Gomez, PR-DH0100000 .222
       a- Jose Morales, PH-DH1000000 .333
    Ty Wigginton, 3B3112010 .278
        Matt Macri, 3B2012000 .500
    Seth Smith, RF2010110 .267
        Michael McKenry, C2111001 .286
    Chris Iannetta, C2110101 .200
        Scott Beerer, RF2000000 .000
    Ben Paulsen, 1B4021002 .357
    Hernan Iribarren, 2B4110023 .313
    Totals38814854  
    a-flied out for Gomez in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Radames Nazario (1, Dolsi), Cole Garner (2, Thornton)
    3B - Dexter Fowler (1, Danks), Ben Paulsen (2, Bruney)
    HR - Ty Wigginton (2, Danks), Michael McKenry (1, Socolovich)
    RBI - Radames Nazario 2 (2), Ty Wigginton 2 (4), Matt Macri 2 (2), Michael McKenry (1), Ben Paulsen (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Radames Nazario 2 (2), Matt Macri 2 (2), Michael McKenry (1), Ben Paulsen (1)
    CS - Dexter Fowler (2, 3rd base by Danks/Flowers)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Wigginton-Iribarren-Paulsen
    E - Ben Paulsen (1, Missed catch of throw)
    Colorado Rockies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Felipe Paulino 3844210 7.50
    Matt Reynolds 1111001 12.00
    Matt Daley 1100000 0.00
    Sean White 1100020 0.00
    Eric Stults (L,0-1) 2644020 10.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Felipe Paulino 24-16, Matt Reynolds 5-4, Matt Daley 4-4, Sean White 9-8, Eric Stults 15-15
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Felipe Paulino 2-3, Matt Reynolds 2-1, Matt Daley 1-2
    Batters Faced - Felipe Paulino 16, Matt Reynolds 4, Matt Daley 4, Sean White 4, Eric Stults 11
    Chicago White Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alejandro De Aza, LF5120021 .250
    Gordon Beckham, 2B4131000 .412
        Andrew Garcia, 2B1000010 .000
    Alex Rios, DH3210101 .250
       a- Stefan Gartrell, PH-DH1000010 .182
    Paul Konerko, 1B4011000 .238
        Jim Gallagher, PR-1B0100000 .600
    Mark Teahen, 3B2121100 .500
        Dallas McPherson, 3B1000002 .231
    Dayan Viciedo, RF4231001 .476
    Jordan Danks, CF4022004 .389
    Tyler Flowers, C2122000 .625
        Donny Lucy, C2000012 .143
    Eduardo Escobar, SS4011002 .200
    Totals37917925  
    a-struck out for Rios in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Gordon Beckham (1, Stults), Jordan Danks (2, Stults)
    3B - Alejandro De Aza (1, Paulino)
    HR - Tyler Flowers (1, M. Reynolds)
    RBI - Gordon Beckham (2), Paul Konerko (2), Mark Teahen (4), Dayan Viciedo (2), Jordan Danks 2 (3), Tyler Flowers 2 (4), Eduardo Escobar (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Mark Teahen (2), Tyler Flowers (1), Eduardo Escobar (1)
    SB - Jordan Danks (2, 2nd base off S. White/McKenry)
    CS - Alejandro De Aza (1, 2nd base by Stults/McKenry), Eduardo Escobar (1, 2nd base by Paulino/Iannetta)
    PK - Gordon Beckham (1, Paulino)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Dayan Viciedo 1
    DP - Teahen-Beckham-Konerko
    Chicago White Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    John Danks 3.1522321 3.38
    Anthony Carter (H,1) 1.2000110 0.00
    Brian Bruney (H,1) 1211010 3.00
    Matt Thornton (BS,1; W,1-0) 1222100 6.00
    Freddy Dolsi (H,1) 1422000 12.27
    Miguel Socolovich (S,1) 1111001 27.00
    WP - Matt Thornton (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - John Danks 30-17, Anthony Carter 11-7, Brian Bruney 7-7, Matt Thornton 10-5, Freddy Dolsi 6-6, Miguel Socolovich 8-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Danks 4-2, Matt Thornton 2-1, Freddy Dolsi 1-1, Miguel Socolovich 1-2
    Batters Faced - John Danks 16, Anthony Carter 6, Brian Bruney 5, Matt Thornton 6, Freddy Dolsi 6, Miguel Socolovich 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3221
    Game Time - 2:46
    Temperature - 64
    Umpires - Home - John Tumpane, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Cory Blaser