Miami plays Chicago, aims to build on Smith’s solid showing
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Miami heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Caleb Smith. Smith pitched seven innings, giving up one run on two hits with nine strikeouts against Chicago.
The White Sox are 26-21 on their home turf. Chicago is hitting a collective batting average of .255 this season, led by Tim Anderson with an average of .317.
The Marlins are 19-30 on the road. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .293 is last in the National League. Garrett Cooper leads the lineup with an OBP of .376. The Marlins won the last meeting 5-1. Caleb Smith earned his sixth victory and Curtis Granderson went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Miami. Dylan Covey registered his sixth loss for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 3-7, .239 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Marlins: 3-7, .213 batting average, 5.34 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Kelvin Herrera: 10-day IL (oblique), Ryan Burr: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (elbow), Tim Anderson: 10-day IL (ankle).
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Pablo Lopez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Brice: 10-day IL (forearm), Miguel Rojas: day-to-day (shoulder), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (oblique), Chad Wallach: 60-day IL (concussion).