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Chicago White Sox (28-38) at Houston Astros (26-45) , 1:10 pm (CT)

Astros send Norris to the mound, seeking four-game sweep of White Sox.

Scott Halleran

Houston vs. Chicago (AL), 1:10 pm (CT)

TV: CSN Houston
Radio: KBME 790 AM
White Sox SBNation Blog: South Side Sox

Pitching Match

RHP Bud Norris (5-6/ 3.47 ERA / 1.42 WHIP) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (2-4 / 3.12 ERA / 1.31 WHIP)


Bud Norris, since the start of April, has reclaimed his spot as the top dog in the Astros rotation. The highest paid Astros currently on the 25-man roster, is sporting at 2.70 ERA, in the month of June. In each of his last three starts, he has had at least six strikeouts. Norris has picked up two straight losses in starts against the Mariners and Orioles, giving up three runs in each start. Norris, at home, has a staggering 2.28 ERA. Adam Dunn is 1-for-3 against Norris with 2 RBIs.

Jose Quintana is the forth straight left-handed pitcher the White Sox have thrown at the Astros this series. He has a good mix of fastball, cuter and curve, but too many of his hit allowed have turned into homeruns (10 homeruns in 13 starts). Carlos Pena is the only Astros with previous at-bats against Quintana (0-2).