American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, June 11th
(All times eastern)
Toronto Blue Jays (27-36) at Chicago White Sox (28-34), 8:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Toronto - Chien-Ming Wang (0-0, 0.00)
Chicago - Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.95)
(Sports Network) - Chien-Ming Wang returns to the majors on Tuesday when the
Toronto Blue Jays continue their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox
at U.S. Cellular Field.
Wang signed with the Blue Jays this past week after being granted his release
from the New York Yankees, for whom he signed a minor league deal with this
offseason. He had been 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in 58 innings for the Yanks'
The Taiwanese right-hander was a two-time 19-game winner for the Yankees, but
injuries derailed his career and cost him the 2010 season. In 10 games (5
starts) with the Washington Nationals last season, Wang was 2-3 with a 6.68
Wang is a perfect 3-0 in four starts versus the White Sox with a 3.00 ERA.
Chicago, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Jose Quintana, who is 3-2 with a
3.95 ERA. Quintana did not get a decision on Thursday against Oakland, as he
surrendered four runs and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings of his team's 5-4 loss.
Quintana had one of the best starts of his season versus Toronto back on April
17 when he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. He is 2-1 lifetime
against the Jays with a 1.86 ERA in three starts against them.
Chicago jumped out in front of this series on Monday, as Adam Dunn went 4-
for-4 with two homers and five RBI to help the White Sox to a 10-6 win in a
game that was delayed 70 minutes because of fog.
"Tonight was good. I felt good, but it feels better to get that win," Dunn
Alejandro De Aza had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, while Alexei
Ramirez, Hector Gimenez and Paul Konerko added one RBI apiece for the White
Sox, winners in three straight games.
Nate Jones (2-4) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.
Starter Dylan Axelrod was tagged for six runs on eight hits over four-plus
Jose Bautista clubbed a pair of homers and drove in five and Colby Rasmus
added a solo shot for the Blue Jays, who have dropped their last two games.
R.A. Dickey (5-8) surrendered seven runs on 10 hits over five innings to
absorb the loss.
"It was damp. The moisture really got to me with the knuckleball. It was
leaving my hand good, but just wasn't doing anything at the plate," Dickey
said of the adverse conditions.
Chicago has won three of five meetings with the Jays this season.
06/11 10:33:37 ET