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Gamethread: White Sox at Rays

Sox look for their first sweep of the’s only Aug. 5

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Back In Black: The Tampa Bay Rays honored their 2008 American League championship team yesterday. James Shields threw 215 innings with 160 strikeouts that season.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 12:10 p.m. CST

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Radio: WGN 720

  • The Sox are going for their first three-game series sweep since Aug. 8-10 of last season vs. Houston and first on the road since April 25-27 of 2016 at Toronto.
  • James Shields gets the start for the Sox today. He went deep into a game once again his last time out, throwing seven innings and giving up four earned runs against the Kansas City Royals. However, Shields has allowed 24 of his 73 earned runs over the span of six individual innings. Take that however you’d like...
  • Hunter Wood gets the start for the Rays. He’s started only four games this season, but has done pretty well, holding a 1.35 ERA in those starts. Out of the bullpen — his normal role — he has a 3.86 ERA. It will most likely be another one of Kevin Cash’s “bullpen days” for the Rays today.