The fortunes of the White Sox might just be turning around. The team has won five of their last six, and will go for a series win against the Oakland A's on Saturday afternoon on the west coast.
Though the team is still lingering in the bottom of the central division at 16-23, they've managed to gain ground over last place Minnesota and get closer to third place Kansas City with their recent win streak. Gavin Floyd will try to keep the wins coming as he takes on the A's on Saturday.
Floyd has been one of the better starters for the White Sox on the year, at 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. In his career against Oakland, he's 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across six starts. Few A's hit Floyd well, though Ryan Sweeney is 2-for-5 with four walks.
Pitching for the Athletics will be Tyson Ross. Ross is relatively new to the Oakland rotation, as the replacement for injured Dallas Braden. On the season he's 2-2 (1-1 as a starter) with a 2.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He's only seen the White Sox once in his career, in a three inning relief appearance on April 11th. In that game he struck out four while giving up just one hit.
The weather in Oakland is forecast to be cloudy and cool with a game time temperature in the low 60's. First pitch is at 3:05 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and CSNCA.