Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox third basemanMarcus Semien
(5) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Both the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays begin this four-game series at US Cellular Field coming off losses in their previous games.
The Rays lost their final two games against the Minnesota Twins by scores of 6-4 and 9-7, while the White Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, splitting that four-game series in Detroit.
On Friday, the White Sox send Erik Johnson to the mound. In his last two starts, Johnson has pitched a combined 11.2 innings, allowing two earned runs and totaling 11 strikeouts combined against the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers.
As for Chris Archer, his last start was against the New York Yankees on April 19. In that win, he pitched 6.2 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits. He finished with four strikeouts.
The Rays starter, Archer, has pitched just two innings against the White Sox in his career, with two strikeouts and an ERA of 18.00.
This game will air in Chicago on WCIU and in Tampa Bay on Sun Sports. The game is also available on MLB.TV in out-of-market areas. On the radio, the game will be on WSCR 670.
Here are the lineups for Friday, April 26:
Chicago White Sox (11-12)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Marcus Semien (3B)
3. Jose Abreu (1B)
4. Adam Dunn (DH)
5. Dayan Viciedo (RF)
6. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
7. Alejandro De Aza (LF)
8. Tyler Flowers (C)
9. Gordon Beckham (2B)
Starting Pitcher: Erik Johnson (1-1, 5.32 ERA)
Tampa Bay Rays (10-12)
1. Ben Zobrist (2B)
2. Desmond Jennings (CF)
3. Matt Joyce (LF)
4. Evan Longoria (3B)
5. James Loney (1B)
6. Wil Myers (RF)
7. David DeJesus (DH)
8. Yunel Escobar (SS)
9. Ryan Hanigan (C)
Starting Pitcher: Chris Archer (2-1, 3.65 ERA)