Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 3.93 ERA) and Gio Gonzalez (3-4, 3.94 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox (29-30) and the Washington Nationals (36-23) at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox lost the last game 11-4, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 9 and can be seen on WPWR and MAS2.
Gonzalez pitched 1.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs and striking out one in a 5-2 defeat to the Tigers. Adam Eaton (.271, 24 Rs, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one RBI. Gonzalez went 6.0 innings, surrendering five runs and striking out eight in a 7-2 defeat to the Reds in his most recent start. Bryce Harper (.257, 35 Rs, 13 HRs, 37 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 6 yesterday with one run.
The Nationals are a -145 favorite on the road with a total of 9.
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Chicago has won 48% (14-15) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Washington has won 67% (16-8) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Nationals are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 11 runs. The White Sox have a 0-2 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 4-25. The Nationals have a 5-16 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 25th in home runs, Chicago has hit 52 this season. Washington ranks fourth with 81 home runs.
Ranking 12th, Chicago is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 191 this season. Washington ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 208.
The White Sox are 20-17 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Nationals are 29-12 when they hit at least one homer.