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White Sox Vs. Red Sox Preview: Chicago Looks To Avoid Sweep At Hands Of Boston

The Boston Red Sox came into U.S. Cellular Field earlier this week as a team in turmoil and under the gun, but if the Chicago White Sox don't pick up a victory on Sunday, they'll leave as one of the hottest teams in baseball. The Red Sox have outscored the the White Sox 21-6 in the first three games of this series, and Robin Ventura's club will have to go through Josh Beckett if they want to grab that win.

Beckett has been so-so so far in 2012, shaking off an initial disaster start vs. the Detroit Tigers and following it up with three solid but unspectacular starts. In his last start vs. the Minnesota Twins, Beckett scattered five hits across six innings while allowing only two runs and striking out five. Beckett hasn't faced the White Sox since September 29, 2010, when he took the loss in a 5-2 Chicago victory.

On the hill for the White Sox will be Gavin Floyd, who has had two great starts this year and two others that were not so great. A potential bit of good news for Chicago is that Floyd has been solid vs. the Red Sox in his career, posting a 3.47 ERA with 39 strikeouts in just over 49 innings across seven starts.

Game date/time: Sunday, April 29, 1:10 p.m. CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Ill.

TV: CSN Chicago

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