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Tuesday, July 8 (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (43-47) at Boston Red Sox (39-50), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - John Danks (7-6, 4.12) Boston - Brandon Workman (1-2, 4.17)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Coming off an excellent outing, John Danks will try to frustrate Boston's offense once again on Tuesday night when the Chicago White Sox resume a four-game set with the hosting Red Sox.

Danks did not get a decision against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday despite matching a career high with 10 strikeouts. He gave up a pair of solo homers over 7 2/3 innings, the second to Josh Hamilton in the eight innings to tie the game.

Though that longball denied Danks the win, the White Sox did earn a 3-2 victory.

The 29-year-old lefty is 7-6 with a 4.12 earned run average on the year and 3-6 lifetime versus the Red Sox with a 4.97 ERA in 10 starts. Danks did not factor into an April 16 meeting with the Red Sox in Chicago, yielding a run over six frames.

Danks will take on a Boston offense that has been shut out three times in its last 10 games, including 4-0 in last night's opener. The setback also dropped the Red Sox to 1-6 on a 10-game homestand.

The Reds managed just two hits in the game -- one each by A.J. Pierzynski and Jackie Bradley Jr. -- and Clay Buchholz fanned seven over seven innings, but yielded four runs in the setback.

"It's the best I've felt this season probably," Buchholz said. "I can't get away from mistakes getting hit. When it's not going right, it's not going right."

Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer and Scott Carroll got the win with 6 2/3 scoreless frames. Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox, who have won four of five and seven of their last 10.

Carroll's effort helped the White Sox snap a five-game slide at Fenway Park and give the club only its second victory in its last eight versus the Red Sox overall.

"This one felt good and I was aggressive in the strike zone," Carroll said. "It felt good to put up runs early too. It was pretty cool to have that support."

Chicago now tries to extend the recent struggles of Boston right-hander Brandon Workman, who has lost back-to-back starts and managed to log only four innings in a 16-9 setback to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Workman allowed six runs on five hits and three walks in falling to 1-2 with a 4.17 ERA on the year. He also was touched for a pair of homers, giving him five allowed over his last three appearances.

The 25-year-old will make his first career start versus the White Sox though he owns a win over them in relief that came on Sept. 1.

07/08 10:25:45 ET

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