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Chicago White Sox (29-29) @ LA Dodgers (30-28)
Monday June 2, 2014 @ 9:10pm CT on CSN
Jose Quintana (3-4 3.61 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (3-2 3.57ERA)
Quintana won for the second time in three starts, getting much needed and much deserved offensive support. The left-hander allowed two runs on five hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two.
Kershaw has lost twice in his past three starts yet continues to impress. With 46 strikeouts and just seven walks in 35 1/3 innings, he is on pace for the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.57) of his career.
Tuesday June 3, 2014 @ 9:10pm CT on WGN
Hector Noesi (0-3 4.33 ERA) vs. Dan Haren (5-3 3.28 ERA)
Noesi's third quality start arguably was his best effort of the season and certainly his best since joining the White Sox rotation. The righty allowed one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out five and not issuing a walk vs. Cleveland.
Haren has been exactly what the Dodgers anticipated: a tough veteran who pounds the zone, gives them innings and keeps them in games. He's coming off a subpar effort vs. Pittsburgh, punctuated by a pair of homers, but he gave them a chance to win.
Wednesday June 4, 2014 @ 9:10pm CT on CSN
John Danks (3-5 4.66 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (3-2 2.52 ERA)
It was another major step in the right direction for Danks, who allowed just two runs on eight hits over seven innings in a loss to the Padres on Friday. Danks has made slight mechanical changes through numerous short bullpen sessions between starts.
On the heels of his no-hitter in Philadelphia, Beckett had a solid five-inning performance against the Pirates on Friday, yielding a pair of runs on five hits. The Dodgers didn't want to take chances with him after he extended himself in his gem.