Game Preview: White Sox begin series with Red Sox


Jun 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Scott Carroll (67) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Monday begins a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, with neither team having the season they had hoped for.

The Red Sox enter Monday’s game last in the AL East with a 39-49 record, nine games back of the Baltimore Orioles who lead the East. Boston has lost their past two games and six of their past 10, while having a losing record at Fenway Park this season at 21-24.

As for the White Sox they are fourth in the AL Central with a 42-47 record, trailing the Detroit Tigers by eight games.

In three games earlier this season at US Cellular Field the White Sox lost the series winning just one of three games.

Monday for the White Sox, they will send Scott Carroll to the mound who is 2-5 on the season with a 5.05 ERA. For the Red Sox, Clay Buchholz will make the start. Buchholz is 3-4 on the season with a 6.22 ERA.

Looking at Carroll, in his two starts since being put back in the starting rotation, Carroll has failed to produce a successful outing. The White Sox RHP has allowed 10 earned runs on 17 hits in 11 hits in those starts.

Buchhulz has had two starts since returning from the disabled list, pitching 13.2 innings in that span where he’s allowed five earned runs and no walks. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs on July 1, Buchholz allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks.

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Here are the starting lineups for Monday, July 7, 2014:

Chicago White Sox (42-47)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Jose Abreu (1B)
4. Adam Dunn (DH)
5. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
6. Dayan Viciedo (RF)
7. Alejandro De Aza (LF)
8. Tyler Flowers (C)
9. Leury Garcia (3B)

Boston Red Sox (39-49)
1. Brock Holt (RF)
2. Daniel Nava (LF)
3. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
4. David Ortiz (DH)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Stephen Drew (SS)
7. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
9. Xander Bogaerts (3B)