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While Jose Quintana seemed like a temporary replacement in the White Sox rotation once a healthy John Danks returned from the disabled list, the left-hander has continued to show his value.

Making a case to stay in the rotation mix, Quintana has gone 2-1 with a 1.98 ERA in four starts this season.

He'll try to keep up that pace on Sunday at Dodger Stadium when the White Sox square off against the Dodgers in the Interleague rubber match.

Quintana earned his second win on Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing just one run on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"He finds a way to make them hit a ground ball, get ahead," said manager Robin Ventura of Quintana, who threw 56 of his 76 pitches for strikes in the start. "There were some situations there where they had innings that make you scratch your head and make you start moving people around in the bullpen. He finds a way to make a pitch and get out of it. He uses his defense. A very mature kid."

Meanwhile, Chris Capuano will be on the hill for the Dodgers, hoping to have improved mechanics after his last start.

Throwing 86 pitches in five-plus innings, the left-hander struggled early on, loading the bases in the first and third against the Angels.

In all, Capuano surrendered two runs on eight hits, while walking four for a no-decision.

"The first three innings, I just felt as bad as I ever have mechanically," said Capuano afterward. "The last two games and the first three innings tonight, I've been having a lot of problems with command walking guys."

White Sox: Danks sees specialist
• After seeing orthopedic specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Saturday in Los Angeles, Danks got "no bad news" on his sore left shoulder, Ventura said Saturday.

The White Sox starter has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a left shoulder strain. He felt soreness in the shoulder after playing catch on Thursday. Danks last pitched on Tuesday in a rehab outing with Triple-A Charlotte, allowing three runs (one earned) in four innings.

"They're still trying to figure out what it is," said Ventura.

Dodgers: Lasorda visits Dodger Stadium
• Tommy Lasorda returned to Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the first time since suffering a mild heart attack on June 4 in New York City.

The former Dodgers manager said he was feeling better and wanted to thank everyone for all the support he received while recovering. Since the incident, Lasorda said he's received over 300 phone calls.

"I pulled through," he said in the dugout surrounded by reporters before Saturday's game.

• Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Saturday that Javy Guerra is expected to travel with the team to San Francisco on June 25, but that he won't be going to Oakland in the coming week.

The reliever has been throwing at 90 feet to build up strength in his arm and will appear in a few rehab games as soon as he is ready. Guerra has been on the disabled list since June 3 with right knee inflammation.

Worth noting
• The White Sox lead the all-time series with the Dodgers, 12-5, going 7-2 at U.S. Cellular Field and 5-3 at Dodger Stadium.

• White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has hit seven home runs through his first 63 games this season after hitting 10 through 150 games last year.

• Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is batting .310 (31-for-100) in 31 home games. Comments