Yankees Vs. White Sox (Aug. 7) Preview: Time Start, Channel
This is the second game of a three-game series. The Yankees (69-42) are still nine games behind the Boston Red Sox (79-34) for second in the AL East and the second-best record in MLB, after losing all four games to the Red Sox in this weekend’s series. However, New York bounced back to rout the White Sox (41-71) 7-0 on Monday night.
The White Sox are fourth in the AL Central, 5.5 games behind the third-place Detroit Tigers and 21.5 contests behind the first-place Cleveland Indians (62-49).
CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.59 ERA) will likely start for the Yankees against Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.47 ERA). Sabathia boasts 87 strikeouts this season, while Lopez has struck out 90 batters.
Thursday’s game in Chicago will start at 8:10 p.m. EST and will air on YES and WGN. According to herosports.com, the Yankees are the favorites to win.