Game Preview: White Sox try to avoid sweep by Angels
Jun 6, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) runs to third base in the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
They’ve lost the first two games of this weekend series, so the Chicago White Sox need to win on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
For the White Sox they are sending Jose Quintana to pitch against the Angels as he is 3-5 overall with a 3.31 ERA.
Opposing Quintana for the Angels will be C.J. Wilson. Wilson this season is 6-5 overall with a 3.52 ERA.
Wilson is 1-2 in his past three starts with a 4.86 ERA and 12 strikeouts. In his career vs. the White Sox (42.0 innings) he’s 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA, along with tallying 29 strikeouts.
In five career at-bats vs. Wilson, Tyler Flowers is batting .400. No White Sox batter has a home run vs. Wilson the past five years.
Quintana has a 2.33 ERA has pst three starts with a 1-2 record (and 14 strikeouts) to show for those numbers. For his career against the Angels (17.2 innings) he’s 0-2 with a 3.57 ERA with 12 strikeouts.
David Freese is batting .667 against Quintana in just three at-bats, while Howie Kendrick has a .375 batting average with two RBIs in eight at-bats.
The game will air on WGN at 2:10 CT. It can also be viewed on MLB.TV for out-of-market viewers.
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Here are the starting lineups for Sunday, June 8:
Chicago White Sox (31-32)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Jose Abreu (DH)
4. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
5. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
6. Paul Konerko (1B)
7. Tyler Flowers (C )
8. Moises Sierra (RF)
9. Leury Garcia (3B)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (33-28)
1. Howie Kendrick (2B)
2. Mike Trout (CF)
3. Albert Pujols (DH)
4. David Freese (3B)
5. Josh Hamilton (LF)
6. C.J. Cron (1B)
7. Erick Aybar (SS)
8. Chris Iannetta (C )
9. Collin Cowgill (RF)