The Chicago White Sox have now lost a season-high four games in a row, but they’ll have baseball’s only eight-game winner on the mound tonight to try and put a stop to that. Chris Sale has been nothing short of spectacular this season. He leads the Majors with those eight wins, is tied with Clayton Kershaw for the third-best ERA at 1.67 and trails only Kershaw with a WHIP of 0.76. Yeah, he’s pretty good and if anybody can right the ship for the White Sox, it’s Chris Sale.
The Astros will counter with right-hander Collin McHugh, who’s had a mixed bag of starts this year. He was shelled in his season debut, giving up six runs in just 1/3 of an inning against the Yankees, but followed that up with seven innings of shutout ball versus the Royals. Then he lost two in a row, won his next three and just gave up ten hits and four runs in six innings last Saturday against the Red Sox in a no-decision. So it’s anybody’s guess which guy will show up tonight.
Here’s everything else you need to know about tonight’s series finale.
Houston Astros (17-24) at Chicago White Sox (24-16)
Time: 7:10 PM CT
Location: U.S. Cellular Field
Radio: WLS 890, WRTO 1200
Starting Pitchers: Collin McHugh (4-3, 5.58 ERA) vs Chris Sale (8-0, 1.67 ERA)