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in baseball when they host the Boston Red Sox for the third game of a four-game series Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.Chicago (54-81) is coming off a 6-1 win over the Red Sox on Friday in a game that included a two-hour Domingo Santana Jersey , nine-minute rain delay. The White Sox have won six of their last eight games and 12 of their last 17.Boston (93-43) has lost five of its last six road games but maintains a healthy lead atop the American League East. The Red Sox will try to bounce back at the plate after being held to one run or fewer for the 17th time this season.Article continues below ...White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon (6-3, 2.70 ERA) is set to make his 15th start. The 25-year-old is experiencing his best stretch of the season but draws a tough assignment against the Red Sox. He has yet to beat Boston in his career, posting an 0-2 record with a 3.38 ERA in three previous starts. In his only start against Boston this year, Rodon gave up four runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings and took the loss in a 4-2 defeat on June 9.Overall Rodon has recorded nine consecutive quality starts, which is the longest streak by any White Sox pitcher since he registered 10 quality starts in a row from Aug. 11, 2015, to April 13, 2016. Rodon is the team’s first pitcher with nine straight quality starts in a single season since Jose Quintana accomplished the feat in 2015.During Rodon’s current nine-start streak, he is 5-0 with a 1.84 ERA. He has allowed only 32 hits in 63 2/3 innings.The strong performances from Rodon Eric Sogard Jersey , as well as several other starting pitchers, have helped Chicago collect more wins.“This month has been refreshing for us, the way we’ve been playing,” Rodon told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s something to look forward to and try to carry it out the rest of the season and transition that into spring training and into next season.”For the Red Sox, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (11-3, 3.44 ERA) will come off the disabled list and make his 20th start of the season. He has not pitched for Boston since July 14 because of a right ankle sprain, but he looked good during a minor league rehabilitation stint.Before his injury, Rodriguez did not allow a run in three consecutive starts, logging 17 scoreless innings during that span. Rodriguez will look to build upon that streak as teammate Hector Velazquez returns to the bullpen.“He’s a full go Keon Broxton Jersey ,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora told MassLive.com. “I think bringing him back is going to help us not only in the rotation but … it’s going to help our bullpen. Getting Hector back in the bullpen, having Drew (Pomeranz) in the bullpen is going to help us as far as how to manage a game if something happens early in the game.”In two career starts against the White Sox, Rodriguez is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA. He has walked four and fanned 12 in 12 innings. This will be the 25-year-old’s first appearance against Chicago this season.Avisail Garcia has eight RBIs in his last eight games for the White Sox.Meanwhile, Mookie Betts is hitting .325 (13-for-40) with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs in his last 11 games for Boston. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why.Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL wild-card leaders couldn’t complete the rally and lost 3-2 on Sunday.“You’ve got to bring it every day,” Counsell said. “It’s a good message for us the rest of the season — every day’s a tough day. We’re treating it like that.”The Brewers remained 2½ games behind Chicago in the NL Central after the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to Cincinnati. Milwaukee leads the NL wild-card chase by three games over Los Angeles and St. Louis.“We’re not trying to think about that,” Aguilar said. “All we can control right now is going out there and winning games. We can’t worry about what anybody else is doing.”Pirates starter Trevor Williams (13-9) pitched six scoreless innings. Milwaukee hadn’t scored in 16 straight innings before Aguilar’s shot into the left-field bleachers off closer Felipe Vazquez to lead off the ninth.Santana followed with a home run on the next pitch. But Vazquez settled down from there to convert his 24th consecutive save and 34th overall this season. Ryan Braun struck out http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-zach-davies-jersey , Mike Moustakas popped out weakly and Erik Kratz grounded out to end it.“That game gets away from a lot of closers,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “But it didn’t get away from ours.”NO HELPBrewers starter Jhoulys Chacin (14-8) was moved up in the rotation because of his past success against Pittsburgh. But, without any run support, it didn’t matter.“It’s frustrating,” Chacin said. “We have to find a way to beat the Pirates.”Milwaukee is 5-11 against Pittsburgh this season and has scored three runs or less in 10 of those games.Meanwhile, Williams sparkled again. After a so-so first-half, he is 6-2 with a 1.19 ERA in 10 second-half starts. He struck out seven while scattering two hits and two walks and has allowed just one run in 13 innings against Milwaukee.“To be able to get a series win against a good division rival this late in the year is good for us,” Williams said. “It is good for us to carry this momentum into our final home stand.”SPOILER ALERTPittsburgh will remain a major factor in who ultimately wins the NL Central with three more games at home against Milwaukee beginning Friday and a four-game trip to Chicago starting Sept. 24.“We’ve got a tough schedule to finish out the year,” said Williams Brent Suter Jersey , who has given up one run over 13 innings against Milwaukee this season. “I think for us collectively we just have to play the best ball that we are able to.”STREAK ENDSChristian Yelich’s NL-best streak of reaching base safely ended at 30 games with an 0-for-4 performance for Milwaukee.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: C Elias Diaz (right hamstring) could return to action as soon as Monday against Kansas City. . Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage is scheduled to undergo cervical neck surgery this week. Justin Meccage will serve as interim pitching coach.Brewers: Counsell says he’s not concerned with Chacin’s workload, which now stands at 178 innings. With two more projected starts this season, Chacin will finish just shy of his career high of 197 1/3 innings in 2013.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (6-9, 3.87 ERA) leads Pittsburgh into an interleague matchup with the Kansas City Royals.Brewers: Wade Miley (4-2, 2.23) gets the nod to begin a three-game series with Cincinnati.

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