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Lucas Giolito looks to give the worst team in the majors one more ‘L’

Sweep Mode ... Engage: Ricky and his boys look to seal the series sweep today against the O’s.
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Lucas Giolito takes the mound for the Chicago White Sox today, looking to bring his season record back to .500, and secure the season sweep against the Baltimore Orioles. Giolito has not recorded a win in his previous three starts, coming off of a three-game winning streak in August. Although Giolito did not get the win in any of his last three starts, he has not looked all that bad, with the exception of his 1 13 -inning effort against Detroit. That forgettable start came in between quality starts that resulted in two no-decisions.

Starting for the bad guys today is David Hess, who has not been very good this year. With a record of 3-10, he has hardly had any consistency at all, unless you consider batters consistently being able to hit him as “consistency.” In his last start, Hess went five innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, receiving the “L” while allowing two earned runs, and in his last 15 starts, Hess has only one win.

All of that sounds like it should equate to a good day for the White Sox’s bats, but not one White Sox batter has even a single at-bat registered against Hess at the major league level. So hopefully Ricky’s Boys can settle in and figure out Hess early on.

Watch: NBC Sports - Chicago

Listen: WGN 720

When: 12:05pm CST

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