Chris Sale Tries To Right The Ship For The White Sox In Tonight’s Series Finale

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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

TV: CSN

Starting Pitchers: Collin McHugh (4-3, 5.58 ERA) vs Chris Sale (8-0, 1.67 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Sale AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B Jose Altuve 5-14 .357 1 0 0 1 0 3
RF George Springer 1-4 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
SS Carlos Correa 1-3 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0
DH Tyler White
1B Marwin Gonzalez 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2
C Evan Gattis 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2
3B  Luis Valbuena 1-1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Jake Marisnick 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2
LF Tony Kemp

 

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Position Player vs McHugh AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
RF Adam Eaton 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B Carlos Sanchez
1B Jose Abreu 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2
3B Todd Frazier
LF Melky Cabrera 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0 1 0
SS Jimmy Rollins 1-5 .200 0 0 0 2 0 1
DH Jerry Sands
C Alex Avila
CF Austin Jackson 5-15 .333 0 0 0 1 1 2