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Gamethread: White Sox at Blue Jays

Dylan Covey aims for a quality start — and a win — as the bullpens face off tonight

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox
Going the distance: Covey is stretched and ready to pitch six innings of quality baseball
Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

After an anticlimactic ending to last night’s game, the Chicago White Sox are looking to make their way back into the win column against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Today marks game one of the series and the first — and only — time that the Boys in Black will be playing north of the border this season.

The South Siders will have Dylan Covey pitching. Covey is 0-1 and has a 4.50 ERA; however, he did fare well against the Boston Red Sox on May 5. Covey, in his first start of the season, went 4 23 innings and only gave up two runs. Tonight, he aims to qualify for the quality start, as well as the win.

The Sox have their lineup as follows:

Leury García finds his way back into the lineup after nursing a sore thumb. He bats first, and interestingly enough, he is back on the infield. He will cover second base while Charlie Tilson is awarded center field.

The struggling Yonder Alonso and Welington Castillo are batting fourth and fifth, respectively.

Before the game, Toronto made the following roster moves:

As for the previously mentioned Blue Jays, Daniel Hudson — a former 2008 White Sox fifth round draft pick — will be sent to the mound. Hudson is 2-1 and holds a 3.63 ERA. This is Hudson’s first start of the season, and he last pitched in relief on May 8. Considering that he isn’t stretched out as a starter, this will be a bullpen day for the Birds.

His teammates will bat as follows:

Rookie sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr. bats second. Justin Smoak, Rowdy Tellez, and Randal Grichuk make up the heart of the order.

Speaking of Grichuk, remember this?

Let’s see if Tim Anderson can bat flip tonight!

The game will be televised by WGN, and it will be on WGN-AM radio. Game time is 6:07 CT.