Last week the White Sox looked like any postseason hopes were swept away by the Yankees. The Sox playe just terrible in the Yankees series and the end of the Red Sox series in which they were outscored 49-16 during the six game losing streak. Coming off a sweep of the Twins, the Sox look like they are right back in the mix and now head to Camden Yards to face the last-place Orioles.
John Danks will start the series opener for the Sox. Danks is just 4-9 on the season, but has a fantastic ERA of 3.90. The Sox lefty is coming off a loss to the Yankees. Prior to that loss to New York, Danks was 4-0 with an ERA of 0.98 in six previous starts. The White Sox veteran did face the Orioles earlier in the season. Danks took the loss against Baltimore back in April giving up five runs in six innings.
The Orioles will counter with Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie is having a rough season for Baltimore. The righty is 5-15 on the season but has a decent ERA of 4.34. The 15 losses currently leads the majors. Guthrie did face the Sox earlier this season and took the loss in a 6-2 White Sox victory.
Baltimore won three of four when the two clubs played at US Cellular Field in late April/early May.
The forecast in Baltimore at the time of first pitch is for temps in the 90's under partly cloudy skies. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 CST. The game will be televised on CSN+.