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Series preview: White Sox at Yankees

Series preview: White Sox at Yankees

Monday, April 25, 2011
Posted: 2 p.m.

White Sox (8-14) at Yankees (12-6)

Series schedule
Monday: 6:05 p.m. on WCIU
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m. on CSN
Wednesday: 6:05 p.m. on WCIU
Thursday: 6:05 p.m. on CSN
Starting Pitchers
Monday: Philip Humber (1-2, 4.42) vs. A.J. Burnett (3-0, 4.37)
Tuesday: Gavin Floyd (2-1, 4.00) vs. Ivan Nova (1-2, 7.63)
Wednesday: Mark Buehrle (1-2, 5.40) vs. Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.50)
Thursday: Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.88) vs. CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.73)

Previous games
The White Sox are mired in an awful stretch, having lost 10 of their last 11 games. They were swept by Detroit this week, losing the three games by the combined score of 21-3. In Sunday's 3-0 loss, the White Sox didn't manage a hit until the fifth inning and finished with just five hits - all singles - on the day.

The Yankees won both games of their rain-shortened series with the Orioles over the weekend. In Sunday's 6-3 win, Mariano Rivera blew the save in the ninth but was bailed out in the 11th on RBI singles by Russell Martin, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson.

Head-to-head
This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Last season, Chicago lost four of six matchups against New York.

Whos hot?
Not too many White Sox players could be described as hot right now, but A.J. Pierzynski does have a seven-game hitting streak in which he has raised his average to .275. Reliever Jesse Crain has a 1.74 ERA through eight appearances (10 13 innings) this season.

StorylinesStruggling as they are, the White Sox badly need a good showing in New York this week. But which aspect of the team is going to step up? The offense, which has been dreadful lately, has produced more than four runs just once in the team's last 11 games. ... Adam Dunn has eight hits and 24 strikeouts on the season.
Sound off
Do you think Ozzie Guillen has worn out his welcome in Chicago?

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.