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Gamethread: Rays at White Sox

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White Sox look to stop the bleeding, with Ervin Santana set to make his debut

Help wanted: Leury Garcia went 3-for-4 yesterday, but will need some assistance if the White Sox want to stop this three-game skid.
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After exciting fans and sportswriters by winning their home opener and getting back to .500 on the season, the Chicago White Sox have since been on a three-game losing streak, and it has not looked good. Getting outscored some 26-8 over the losing streak, and pushing the bullpen to its already highly-questionable limits, the South Siders will look for help in a very unusual place, in the form of former Minnesota Twins ace, Ervin Santana.

Appearing in only five games in 2018, after going 16-8 and making the All-Star team in 2017, Santana makes his White Sox debut today. He missed most last season due to reoccurring problems and surgeries on his third finger MCP joint on his right hand, and was signed to a minor-league deal in February by the White Sox.

However, Santana is only half of the equation, as the White Sox offense is going to need to find a way to put some runs up. Unfortunately, that may be tough today, with former Houston Astros pitcher Charlie Morton taking the mound for the Rays.

Morton has started 2019 off just as dominant as the righthander has been the previous two seasons. Sporting a 1-0 record between two straight quality starts, he will look to extend that streak today. Hopefully, Ricky’s Boys can kick-start the engine and put a dent in Morton’s 1.64 ERA.

When: 1:10 P.M. CST

Watch: NBC Sports - Chicago

Listen: WGN 720

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