Series Preview: White Sox vs Blue Jays

After sweeping the Rangers in a three-game series, the White Sox seem to be carrying momentum into the All-Star break – something they should try to do to have no pressure starting the second half. It’s evident that the Sox came out on top in the trade with Boston and Kenny Williams definitely gained some fans. With the sweep, the Sox are two games ahead of Cleveland and four and a half games ahead of Detroit. Toronto comes to town for the last series before the All-Star break, sporting a 42-41 record are 4-6 in their last ten ball games. The Sox will try and capitalize on their momentum and hopefully bring back-to-back sweeps into the break.

Probable Starters

Game 1

Jake Peavy (6-5, ERA 2.96) vs. Aaron Laffey (0-0, ERA 2.14)

Game 2

Gavin Floyd (6-8, ERA 4.91) vs. Ricky Romero (8-3, ERA 5.35)

Game 3

TBA vs. Brett Cecil (2-1, ERA 5.64)

Series Studs (Last Series)

Kevin Youkilis: He’s batting .462 with 5 runs, 6 RBI and 2 walks.

Brett Lowrie: On the year is batting .291 with an OBP of .337 and is slugging .435.

Series Duds (Last Series)

Gordon Beckham: Last series batted .200 at the plate with 2 RBI.

Adam Lind: On the year has a batting average of .188, OBP: .273, and is slugging .409.

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