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The White Sox’ attempt to reach four consecutive wins for the first time this season is delayed until tomorrow

Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles
Rained out: Iván Nova will have to wait until tomorrow to recover from his last start, when he allowed nine runs to the Orioles.
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The White Sox (12-14) have won three consecutive games, which ties their longest of the young season. Their longest win streak in 2018 was four, and they acheived that twice, both in August (8/2-8/5 and 8/24-8/27). Unfortunately, their attempt at winning their fourth straight game will not happen tonight, as it is expected to rain all night in Chicago. They will play a double-header tomorrow, and the first game is scheduled to start at 3:10 CST. The second game will start roughly 30 minutes after the 3:10 game ends.

In the first game, the Sox will turn to Iván Nova, who is the probable starter. Nova has an 8.42 ERA this season, and he had a massive clunker in his last start, which also happened to be against Baltimore (10-20). In that game, he allowed nine runs (all earned) and lasted just four innings, as the Orioles won 9-1.

Nova will square off against veteran Andrew Cashner, who threw a gem in that same Orioles blowout win, only allowing one run in seven innings. That performance lowered Cashner’s season ERA to 4.18.

In non-major league news, quite a few prospects got promoted earlier today. One of those was the White Sox’ No. 4 prospect (per MLB Pipeline), Luis Robert, who was unstoppable with Class A+ Winston-Salem.

Both of tomorrow’s games will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago, and audio will be available on WGN 720. Stay dry, folks.