(Sports Network) - The Chicago White Sox try to end their season on a high- note this afternoon when they play the rubber match of their three-game set with the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field.
Brent Lillibridge drove in two runs for Chicago, which has won four of its last five games. Mark Buehrle (13-13) snapped a four-decision losing streak by throwing all six innings and allowing two runs, six hits and a walk while fanning three.
Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a run for the Indians, who still lead the season series, 9-8. Carlos Carrasco (2-2) also lasted all six innings and yielded six runs -- five earned -- on five hits and three walks while fanning nine in defeat.
"Six out of seven quality starts is not bad at all," Indians manager Manny Acta said about Carrasco. "Even on the night where he didn't have a quality start, the fact that he went out there and struck out all those guys and continued to show his good stuff, I'm very encouraged."
Heading to the hill for the White Sox this afternoon will be righty Edwin Jackson, whose season of course was highlighted with a no-hitter while pitching for Arizona back on June 25. He was traded shortly thereafter to the White Sox and has racked up a 3-2 mark to go along with a 3.25 earned run average in his time with the Southsiders.
Jackson has dominated the Indians over the course of his career, going 6-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 11 games, 10 of which have been starts.
Cleveland will counter with 28-year-old Justin Germano, who will make his first start of the season. Germano has appeared in 22 games out of the bullpen for the Indians this season and is 0-2 with a 2.16 ERA.
"He's done a nice job as a long man," Acta said. "More than we anticipated. He's a guy that has a chance to compete for a bullpen spot. All of that's going to revolve around what we do during the offseason. We're very happy with the job he's done."
Cleveland has won nine of its 17 meetings with the White Sox this season, including five of the eight matchups in Chicago.