After a dramatic extra-inning affair at U.S. Cellular Field yesterday that saw the White Sox walk off with a 4-3 win, they look to complete the sweep of the Texas Rangers this afternoon behind arguably the biggest surprise in baseball, Mat Latos.
Latos has been lights out in 2016. After struggling in spring training, the 28-year-old right-hander has allowed only one run in his first three starts and has given up only six hits in 18 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting only .097 against him, which is the best in the American League, and he enters today’s game with a 0.49 ERA, good for second in the AL and third in Major League Baseball.
The Rangers will counter with 29-year-old left-hander Derek Holland, who is still looking for his first-ever win against the White Sox. In five appearances against the South Siders, Holland has an 0-2 record to go with a 7.98 ERA. They’re the only American League team he’s never beaten in his career.
Here’s everything else you need to know about today’s series finale.
Texas Rangers (10-8) at Chicago White Sox (12-6)
Time: 1:10 PM CT
Location: U.S. Cellular Field
Radio: WLS, WRTO 1200
Starting Pitchers: Derek Holland (2-0, 2.70 ERA) vs Mat Latos (3-0, 0.49 ERA)