Lefties Battle At The Cell Tonight As The White Sox Host The Rangers

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Coming off a split in their four-game series with the Angels, the Chicago White Sox begin a three-game set tonight at U.S. Cellular Field with the first-place Texas Rangers, who currently hold a one-game lead in the American League West over the Oakland A’s.

The White Sox will send left-hander Jose Quintana to the mound for the fourth time this season and the first time at home. Quintana made three solid starts on the road, giving up only five earned runs in 17 2/3 innings of work, good for a 2.55 ERA. He’s got a 1-0 record with a 1.80 ERA in two career starts against the Rangers in Chicago.

Texas will counter with a lefty of their own in Martin Perez, who has the unfortunate distinction of being only the second pitcher in franchise history to make three quality starts to open a season and not have a win, the other being Dick Donovan in 1961 when they were still the Washington Senators. Perez hasn’t given up more than three earned runs in any of his outings thus far in 2016.

Here’s everything else you need to know for tonight’s series opener.

Texas Rangers (10-6) at Chicago White Sox (10-6)

Time: 7:10 PM CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field

Radio: WLS, WRTO 1200

TV: CSN

Starting Pitchers: Martin Perez (0-1, 3.44 ERA) vs Jose Quintana (1-1, 2.55 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Quintana AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Delino DeShields, Jr.
SS Elvis Andrus 2-9 .222 0 0 0 1 0 0
DH Prince Fielder 4-15 .267 2 0 1 1 4 2
3B Adrian Beltre 1-6 .167 0 0 0 1 0 0
LF Ian Desmond
1B Mitch Moreland 2-5 .400 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF Ryan Rua 1-4 .250 0 0 1 1 0 0
2B Rougned Odor
C Bryan Holaday 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 1 2

 

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Position Player vs Perez AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
RF Adam Eaton 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 1
CF Austin Jackson 1-7 .143 0 0 0 1 0 2
1B Jose Abreu 0-4 .000 0 0 0 0 0 3
3B Todd Frazier 1-3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF Melky Cabrera
2B Brett Lawrie 1-3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 2
DH Jerry Sands
C Dioner Navarro
SS Tyler Saladino