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After a marathon 14 inning game on Tuesday night, the White Sox will look to take two games in a row from the current second place Cleveland Indians. If they managed to get a win for Mark Buehrle, they will leapfrog the Indians and take over sole possession of second place in the AL Central, behind the still surging Detroit Tigers.
Mark Buehrle, 10-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, will make the start for the Sox. Buehrle is fresh off win against Baltimore, in which he threw 6.0 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out six. A victory against Cleveland would be Buehrle's third win in a row, and nineteenth consecutive quality start. In his last game against Cleveland, Buehrle got the win after throwing 6.0 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and one walk. This year, Carlos Santana is 2-for-3 against Buehrle.
The Indians will counter with Fausto Carmona, 5-12 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Carmona's last start, against Detroit, saw him earn a loss after throwing 7.0 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks, while striking out six. In his last game against the Sox, Carmona threw 5.0 innings, giving up eight runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out three. This year, Paul Konerko is 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Carmona, while Adam Dunn is 3-for-6 with a double, a home run, and 6 RBIs.
The weather in Chicago is forecast to be warm and cloud, with a chance of isolated thunderstorms and a game time temperature in the upper 70's. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on WCIU and STO-HD.