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Gamethread: White Sox at Cubs

Touki Toussaint and the South Siders look to end their losing streak

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox
Back to the grind: Touki Toussaint looks to get back on track after a slow start to August.
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The White Sox (47-72) are at Wrigley Field to face the Cubs (61-57) for a two-game series. The South Siders have lost three in a row, and they are 4-8 in August.

Touki Toussaint, who enters this game with a 4.27 ERA and a 4.63 FIP, will start on the mound for the White Sox. He has accumulated 0.3 fWAR in 46 13 innings of work this season. After having a strong 3.46 ERA in July, Toussaint has a 6.97 ERA in two August starts.

Kyle Hendricks, 33, will start for the North Siders. Hendricks has a 3.96 ERA and a 4.20 FIP, rendering him a 1.3-fWAR pitcher in 86 13 innings. Hendricks faced the White Sox on July 25, when he allowed three runs (all earned) in 6 13 innings. The Cubs won that game by a score of 7-3.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

NBC Sports Chicago and WMVP 1000 AM will cover the game. The first pitch is scheduled to happen at 7:05 p.m. Central.