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The White Sox, now just 3 1/2 games back from the first place Detroit Tigers, will hope that they can get to Justin Verlander on Tuesday night just like the last time they faced him. If they can, it'll help them continue to close the gap between them and the first place Tigers in the AL Central race.
Verlander, 13-5 with a 2.24 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, has been one of the best in the game in the 2011 season. But the White Sox have had success against the righty this year. In his last game against the Sox, Verlander completed just six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. This season, Carlos Quentin is 4-for-8 against Verlander with two home runs.
The White Sox will send Jake Peavy to the mound to try to counter the Tigers' ace. Peavy, 4-4 with a 5.19 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, is coming off of a start against Kansas where he took the loss, giving up three runs over seven innings on seven hits and a walk, while striking out five. In his last game against Detroit this season, he also took the loss, giving up six runs on three hits and three walks over just four innings pitched, striking out four. Ryan Raburn is 1-for-2 against Peavy with a home run this season.
The weather in Chicago is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a pleasant game time temperature in the low 80's. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and FS-D HD.