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Thursday, April 18th (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (7-8) at Toronto Blue Jays (6-9), 7:07 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Chris Sale (1-1, 5.21) Toronto - R.A. Dickey (1-2, 5.82)

(Sports Network) - A terrific pitcher's duel is on tap Thursday when Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox close out a four-game series against R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Sale had the worst start of his career his last time out on Saturday in Cleveland, as he was pounded for a career-high eight runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings to fall to 1-1 on the year to go along with a 5.21 ERA. He had surrendered just three runs in 14 2/3 frames of his first two starts.

"Just leaving bad pitches to good hitters," said Sale, who will be starting against Toronto for the first time on Thursday. "Nothing more to really say than that was just a terrible, terrible day. Our team needed a better effort and deserved a better effort and I just didn't give it to them tonight."

Dickey, meanwhile, picked up his first win as a member of the Blue Jays on Saturday, as he held the Kansas City Royals to a a run and five hits over 6 1/3 innings to improve to 1-2, while lowering his ERA to 5.82.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner had given up 10 earned runs over his first two starts spanning 109 2/3 innings.

"My posture was a little better for my mechanics tonight, and that's something I feel I can build on," Dickey said. "I still wasn't as sharp as I can be. I'm not all the way there, but I'm pretty close."

Dickey is 1-2 lifetime versus the White Sox with a 9.61 ERA in six games (2 starts).

Chicago won its second straight game on Wednesday, as Jose Quintana tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the bullpen took care of the rest in the White Sox' 7-0 triumph.

Quintana (1-0) turned in another solid performance, striking out seven and scattering just five hits. Since getting lit up in his first start, Quintana has thrown 13 2/3 scoreless innings.

"He's been doing his homework," Flowers said of his batterymate. "He pretty much executed everything he wanted to."

Paul Konerko had a sacrifice fly and extended his hitting streak to nine games, while Jeff Keppinger and Alexei Ramirez added an RBI apiece in the victory.

J.A. Happ (2-1) struggled over 5 2/3 innings in his first career outing against the White Sox, allowing five runs on six hits. Rajai Davis and Edwin Encarnacion each had two hits in the setback, Toronto's third in four games.

Chicago was 6-4 against the Blue Jays last season.

04/18 10:24:16 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
11th
CWS 3
BOS 4
 
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
 
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
7th
ANA 1
OAK 4
 
7th
SDP 3
COL 1
 
7th
SFG 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
3rd
DEN 67
GSW 79
 
3rd
POR 74
LAC 66
 
4th
SAC 74
PHO 71
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
3rd
ANA 4
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR