Thursday, June 6th, 2013

MLB 2013 Game #3: Athletics vs. White Sox

When the Chicago White Sox squandered a five-run lead in the bottom of the 14th inning on Wednesday, all signs pointed toward a nine-game losing streak. Instead of facing a potential 10-game losing streak, tonight the White Sox will attempt to string together a modest two-game winning streak.

For my first American League action of the 2013 season, the Oakland Athletics will send right-hander Dan Straily (3-2, 4.60 ERA) to the mound. The White Sox will counter with a southpaw, Jose Quintana (3-2, 3.86 ERA).

Oakland (35-25 .583) current sits in second place in the American League West. They trail the division-leading Texas Rangers (35-22 .614) by 1.5 games. The White Sox (24-32 .429) find themselves in fourth place in the AL Central, seven games behind the front-running Detroit Tigers.

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