American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Monday, July 29th
(All times Eastern)
Chicago White Sox (40-62) at Cleveland Indians (56-48), 7:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - John Danks (2-8, 4.81)
Cleveland - Zach McAllister (4-6, 3.57)
(Sports Network) - Illinois native Zach McAllister tries to end a personal
three-start skid on Monday night when the Cleveland Indians host the Chicago
White Sox to begin a four-game series at Progressive Field.
McAllister was 4-3 on the season after a 12-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox on
May 23 at Fenway Park, but he's dropped three in a row since, while allowing
25 hits and 12 runs in 14 2/3 innings.
A 4-3 loss at Seattle on July 23 was the most recent misstep, as the 25-year-
old allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out five batters in five
He last faced the White Sox on April 24 in Chicago and lost a 3-2 verdict
after allowing three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. The loss was his
first in five meetings with the White Sox.
Lefty John Danks tries for the seventh time for his initial road win of the
season for the White Sox. The 28-year-old has dropped five decisions in six
road starts thus far in 2013, including a 3-1 defeat at Tampa Bay on July 7.
In that game, Danks allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings, and, one
start later, he allowed eight hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings at
Philadelphia - in a game the White Sox ultimately won, 5-4.
In 16 career meetings with the Indians, he's 4-8 with a 4.94 earned run
On Sunday in Chicago, Jarrod Dyson threw out the potential game- winning run
in the 10th frame and Alex Gordon smacked a two-run homer two innings later to
help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox with
a 4-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field.
Adam Dunn highlighted Chicago's offense with a solo home run, but it wasn't
enough to stop the club from losing for the sixth time in its last seven
Meanwhile in Cleveland, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight innings of two-hit ball
as the Indians wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-0
Jimenez (8-5) walked three and struck out six and Mike Aviles hit a two-run
home run for the Indians, who have won four straight. Michael Bourn added a
two-run double in the win.
The Indians won seven of the first nine games with the White Sox in 2013,
including four in a row from June 28 through June 30.
07/29 10:36:19 ET