Guaranteed Rate Field will play host to a Sunday afternoon MLB clash between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees (64-52) have won eight of their last 11 games and trail Oakland by 3.5 games for the final AL Wild Card spot. Last night, Joey Gallo homered twice and Aaron Judge drove in four runs to power New York to a 7-5 road victory against Chicago in ten innings.
Twenty-six year old southpaw Nestor Cortes (0-1 2.70 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season for the Yankees. Through 43 plus innings, Cortes has struck out 46 batters and owns a solid 1.06 WHIP.
The Chicago White Sox have won 39 of their first 60 home games and hold an 11 game lead for the top spot in the AL Central Division standings. On Saturday, All-Star 1B Jose Abreu tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo shot. The White Sox (68-49) went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base in defeat.
Twenty-seven year old righty Lucas Giolito (9-8 3.81 ERA) will head to the hill for the White Sox in this contest. Last time out, Giolito allowed two hits and one run in eight innings during an 11-1 road triumph against Minnesota.