Friday -- White Sox 8, Diamondbacks 3. Saturday -- Diamondbacks 4, White Sox 3. Sunday -- TBA vs. RHP Hector Noesi (0-2, 8.27), 10:30 a.m., FOX Sports Arizona.
After wrapping up their last home stand with baseball's worst record (9-22), the D-backs have so far had the kind of road trip they desperately needed. After taking two of three games from the Padres in San Diego, the D-backs did the same against the Brewers, who still own the best record in the league. Of the D-backs' 13 wins now, 10 have come on the road. Another series win in Chicago would get them within 10 games of a .500 record.
Old stomping grounds
After spending the past three seasons with the White Sox, D-backs closer Addison Reed might need directions to the visitors' clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field. Reed, who has saved 10 of Arizona's 13 wins, converted 36 of 40 save chances at home with the White Sox. Elsewhere, Brandon McCarthy returns to the park where he pitched for two seasons, including his rookie year, 2005. On the other side, White Sox outfielder and former D-back Adam Eaton won't get to face his old team, as he's on the disabled list.
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Make way for Chase
All signs point to right-hander Chase Anderson making his big league debut this weekend as the D-backs' Sunday starter -- manager Kirk Gibson said he's leaning that way. Anderson, 26, would take Mike Bolsinger's place in the rotation after going 4-2 with a 0.39 ERA in 39 innings with Double-A Mobile and not allowing a run over his last 20 innings. It's also conceivable the D-backs could decide to bring veteran lefty Randy Wolf up from Triple-A to start.
Goldschmidt on a roll
The Brewers didn't have many answers for D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt went 7 for 15 (.467) in Milwaukee with a double, two home runs and four RBI. Goldschmidt currently leads the NL in hits and ranks in the top 10 for batting average, RBI, home runs and OPS (.954). Goldschmidt doesn't have much experience against White Sox pitchers and has faced only one of the weekend's starters, Hector Noesi, against whom he is 1 for 2 with a double.
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The White Sox have one of baseball's most exciting rookies in Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu. The 27-year-old took the league by storm with a scorching April in which he hit 10 home runs and tallied 31 RBIs. He has slowed a bit to start the month of May, but remains the early frontrunner for AL Rookie of Year. Meanwhile, the D-backs have one of the NL's top rookies in shortstop Chris Owings, who's making a big impression.