Matchup Of Undefeated Pitchers Highlights Today’s White Sox Series Finale With The Rangers

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The last time Cole Hamels pitched against a team from Chicago, he went out and threw a no-hitter. Of course, Hamels was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on that day last July and the team he blanked was the Cubs, but hey, I had to bring it up, right? The former World Series MVP was traded to Texas only a few days later and has gone 11-2 in 20 starts with the Rangers, including a perfect 4-0 record in 2016. Hamels was masterful in his last outing, throwing seven innings of one-hit baseball against the Tigers last Friday.

While Hamels’ 2016 numbers are good, Mat Latos’ are even better. The White Sox right-hander has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season and Wednesday’s matchup with Hamels and the hard-hitting Texas lineup will be another big test. Latos has given up four runs in each of his last two starts, going five innings in each.

After basically giving away a win last night, the White Sox can still get the series win with a victory today. Here’s everything else you need to know about today’s finale.

Chicago White Sox (23-11) at Texas Rangers (19-15)

Time: 1:05 PM CT

Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington

Radio: WLS

TV: CSN

Starting Pitchers: Mat Latos (5-0, 2.62 ERA) vs Cole Hamels (4-0, 2.68 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Hamels AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
RF Adam Eaton 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF Austin Jackson 3-12 .250 1 0 0 0 1 6
1B Jose Abreu
3B Todd Frazier 4-16 .250 1 0 0 4 0 5
LF Melky Cabrera 6-17 .353 1 0 1 2 2 2
2B Brett Lawrie 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0 1 0
DH Avisail Garcia
C Dioner Navarro 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS Tyler Saladino

 

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Position Player vs Latos AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B Rougned Odor 2-4 .500 0 0 1 1 0 1
CF Ian Desmond 7-23 .304 2 0 0 0 1 6
RF Nomar Mazara 1-2 .500 0 0 1 1 1 0
3B Adrian Beltre 1-7 .143 0 0 0 0 1 2
DH Prince Fielder 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 1
1B Mitch Moreland 1-5 .200 0 0 0 0 1 1
SS Elvis Andrus 3-7 .429 0 0 0 1 0 1
LF Ryan Rua 0-3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Bobby Wilson