Sale and White Sox Open Series Against Perez and Rangers

Automated Insights

Chris Sale (9-11, 2.78 ERA) takes the mound for the first time since recording his MLB leading fourth complete game of the season and battles Martin Perez (6-3, 3.48 ERA) as the White Sox (52-74) kickoff a three-game series with the Rangers (74-53) on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. First pitch comes at 7:10pm CDT and will be shown on TXA-21, WCIU and MLB Network.

Sale is going for his 10th win of the season and is 3-0 with a 3.39 ERA in his career vs. the Rangers. Perez is making his first career start against the White Sox. The White Sox beat the Royals in their last game 4-3, and the Rangers defeated the Astros 5-4. The White Sox offense should expect to improve vs. the Rangers, after hitting only .248 with five home runs in three games against them so far this season.


White Sox Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
C+ 78.1 A. Dunn DH 498 .237 53 28 74 1
C 76.7 A. De Aza CF 549 .267 72 14 52 16
C 76.0 G. Beckham 2B 289 .297 34 4 18 5
C 74.3 A. Ramirez SS 542 .289 54 4 41 25
C 73.3 A. Garcia CF 142 .269 18 2 15 1
C- 70.4 D. Viciedo LF 365 .248 28 11 42 0
D+ 69.3 C. Gillaspie 3B 363 .245 34 11 30 0
D+ 68.5 P. Konerko 1B 393 .241 30 9 42 0
D 65.7 J. Danks CF 87 .212 9 2 3 5
D 64.4 J. Keppinger 3B 388 .247 28 3 34 0
D 62.7 J. Phegley C 121 .205 10 3 14 0
D- 61.6 T. Flowers C 269 .192 23 9 23 0


Rangers Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
B+ 89.3 A. Beltre 3B 536 .327 74 26 78 1
B- 80.0 A. Rios RF 511 .276 63 12 58 30
C+ 78.5 L. Martin CF 381 .275 51 6 31 27
C+ 77.9 I. Kinsler 2B 450 .272 60 10 55 9
C+ 77.4 C. Gentry CF 194 .248 28 2 17 14
C 76.7 A. Pierzynski C 395 .279 37 14 53 1
C 75.0 M. Moreland 1B 402 .244 46 17 50 0
C 74.0 E. Andrus SS 554 .255 72 1 45 34
D+ 67.7 G. Soto C 149 .208 16 6 15 0
D 66.8 D. Murphy LF 421 .222 44 12 39 1
D 65.8 J. Profar SS 249 .237 22 4 21 1
F 59.3 A. Rosales 2B 155 .190 12 4 9 0


White Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
A 92.8 C. Sale 165.1 9 11 2.78 1.06 175
B+ 88.9 A. Reed 60.1 5 1 3.13 1.01 60
B- 80.0 A. Rienzo 30.1 1 0 3.56 1.32 21
C+ 79.6 H. Santiago 123.2 4 7 3.27 1.33 120
C+ 78.9 J. Quintana 157.0 7 4 3.67 1.22 130
C+ 77.8 N. Jones 65.1 3 4 3.99 1.29 75
C 75.6 J. Danks 111.0 3 10 4.22 1.17 75
D 62.0 D. Axelrod 111.1 4 9 5.09 1.54 64


Rangers Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
A+ 97.7 Y. Darvish 161.0 12 5 2.68 1.02 214
A 92.9 N. Cotts 41.2 5 2 1.30 0.96 48
B 86.4 D. Holland 174.0 9 6 2.95 1.23 162
B 85.1 T. Scheppers 57.0 5 1 2.05 1.16 41
B 84.2 M. Garza 112.2 9 2 3.59 1.15 98
B- 81.7 M. Perez 75.0 6 3 3.48 1.29 52
D+ 68.8 R. Wolf 42.2 1 3 3.80 1.45 16