In his first start of the second half of the season Gavin Floyd dominated the Detroit Tigers only to be out done the next night by Sox starter Edwin Jackson. Gavin Floyd was brilliant in Friday's opener against Cleveland. Edwin Jackson will hope to top Floyd's outing again when he takes the ball Sunday looking to give the Sox a series win against the Cleveland Indians. Jackson was originally supposed to start Saturday, but with the game being rained out will now start Sunday.
Edwin Jackson has had his ups and downs for the Sox all season but his numbers are pretty impressive. Jackson enters Sunday's game against Cleveland with a 6-7 record and an ERA of 3.97. The righty's numbers against Cleveland in his career are outstanding. In nine starts against the Tribe, Jackson is 8-0 with an ERA of 2.73.
In order for the Sox to win, they will need to start getting more offense. After struggling to score against the last-place Royals earlier in the week, the Sox left 11 men on base Friday and only scored three runs on Carlos Quentin's homerun.
David Huff, who was scheduled to start Saturday, will be skipped in favor of Justin Masterson. Masterson has had a fantastic season for the Tribe. The righty is 8-6 with an ERA of 2.64. Masterson has been red hot of late. In his last five starts Masterson is 3-0 with an ERA of just 1.24. In his career against the White Sox, Masterson is 2-3 with an ERA of 2.15 in eight career starts.
The forecast at the time of first pitch in Cleveland is temps in the 80's with a chance of storms. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 CST. The game can be seen on CSN.