The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox from Guaranteed Rate Field. Last night, Milwaukee scored the first three runs before faltering during an 8-3 road loss against Chicago. Ryan Braun connected on a two-run homer for the Brewers, who lead the NL Central Division by three full games over Chicago.
Thirty-year old righty Jhoulys Chacin (3-1 3.69 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers in this matchup. Milwaukee has won eight of Chacin’s last ten starts and he has allowed just five long balls over 63 plus frames.
The Chicago White Sox have dropped 37 of their first 54 games and are a team that is in rebuilding mode. On Friday, the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-hit performance. Adam Engel and Jose Abreu each had two hits and scored a run for Chicago on the night.
Veteran right-hander James Shields (1-5 4.54 ERA) will get the nod for the White Sox on Saturday. Last time out, Shields allowed three runs over seven frames during a 3-2 road loss against Detroit.