Jackson deal working well for White Sox

Jackson deal working well for White Sox

CHICAGO -- Daniel Hudson has worked at least seven innings in all five of his starts for the D-backs, winning three of them. He has fanned 36 since moving to Arizona, while walking just six.

Even with those impressive numbers from the rookie right-hander, Edwin Jackson's top-notch performance has turned that particular Trade Deadline deal into a draw for the White Sox.

"He's been great," said White Sox general manager Ken Williams of Jackson. "He's kept the ball down in the strike zone. You guys obviously see the stuff that he has.

"It's electric stuff. He has been as consistent as we've hoped for and even better. So kudos to him and [pitching coach Don Cooper] and whoever happens to be catching him on that given night. Knock on wood, he has been outstanding."

Factoring in Thursday's eight-inning, 10-strikeout shutout work against the Orioles, Jackson has a 2-0 record with a 0.96 ERA and 34 strikeouts in four starts with the White Sox. He has walked just seven in 28 innings and seems to be taking advantage of his move back to the American League.

"Every time I see him, I think he's been with four or five clubs," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "And you just wonder why."

"Change of scenery," said Jackson of a reason for his White Sox success. "It's coming out in a fresh start. Nobody wants to be the weakest link on a team that's winning."