The 2011 Chicago White Sox are a difficult team to figure out. They struggle against Kansas City, Minnesota, Oakland, and Baltimore yet they own the Boston Red Sox. The White Sox have won seven in a row against Boston and are 14-2 in their last 16 meetings. The White Sox will look to continue that success on Saturday evening.
Philip Humber will get the start for Chicago on Saturday. Humber was the White Sox surprise of the season the first half of the season. Saturday's start will be Humber's first in almost two weeks. The Sox righty comes in to Saturday's game with an 8-6 record and an ERA of 3.27. Humber won his last start against Boston back in May at Fenway park.
Jon Lester will look to even the series for Boston in game two of the series. Lester is 10-4 on the season with an ERA of 3.23. The Red Sox lefty struggled in his last start against the White Sox. On May 30th, Lester allowed a season-high seven runs in a loss to Chicago. In his last start at U.S. Cellular Field, Lester allowed eight runs in a loss to the White Sox.
The forecast in Chicago at the time of first pitch is temps in the 80's under partly cloudy skies. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 CST. The game will be televised on WGN.