(Sports Network) -- Fresh off his first win in over two months, Rick Porcello will take the mound this evening for the Detroit Tigers as they battle the Chicago White Sox in the second contest of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
After losing six times in his previous eight starts, Porcello took the hill against the Angels on Sunday and posted his first victory since May 23. In the win over Los Angeles, the young right-hander surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits in six innings. It was just the fifth win on the year for Porcello, who has a subpar 5.74 earned run average on the season.
This will be the second start against the White Sox this season for Porcello, and the fifth of his career. The White Sox have owned the New Jersey native in the past, punishing Porcello for 24 runs in 20 innings. In a loss to Chicago back on August 3, Porcello was torched for seven runs on eight hits in just 4 1/3 innings of work.
Since being traded to the White Sox just prior to the July 31 deadline, Edwin Jackson has been sensational and will look to continue his solid pitching this evening. Jackson, who pitched in Detroit during the 2009 season, is coming off a strong performance against Baltimore in his last start.
In Monday's matchup against the O's, Jackson surrendered just two runs -- one earned -- in six innings. He also struck out seven batters and walked one, but Detroit was unable to capitalize on his solid outing and fell to Baltimore by a 3-2 margin.
This will be Jackson's third start against his former team this season. The right-hander won the first two meetings while posting an impressive 2.45 earned run average.
In yesterday's opener, Gordon Beckham clubbed a three-run homer and Mark Teahen added a two-run blast in his return from the disabled list as the White Sox doubled up Detroit, 8-4.
Juan Pierre hit a run-scoring triple for the White Sox, while Mark Buehrle (11-9) earned the win after giving up three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.
Chicago, which has won 22 of its last 26 home games, remains one game back of AL Central-leading Minnesota. The Twins beat Oakland on Friday.
Brandon Inge and Ryan Raburn both homered for the Tigers, who have dropped seven of nine. Jeremy Bonderman (6-8) allowed six runs on seven hits over six full frames to take the loss.
Chicago is now 7-2 against Detroit this season.