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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, September 1st (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (56-78) at Boston Red Sox (81-56), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.21) Boston - Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.74)

(Sports Network) - Felix Doubront takes aim at his third straight win on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox close out a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.

After beating San Francisco, Doubront earned a win over Baltimore on Tuesday, as he held the Orioles to a pair of runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out nine in that one and improved to 10-6, while lowering his ERA to 3.74.

"It's late in the season. Those bats are getting tired," Doubront said. "I was working my fastball. I was feeling good. Throwing the ball down was the most important for me the last two outings. It really was working today."

Doubront has faced the White Sox three times and is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA.

Chicago, meanwhile, will counter with Brazilian rookie Andre Rienzo, who is 1-0 with a 4.21 ERA. After picking up his first big league win two starts ago, Rienzo did not get a decision his last time out on Monday against Houston, as he was pounded for seven runs (5 earned) and nine hits in six innings of a 10-8 loss.

"(It was a) terrible game for me," Rienzo said. "I got hit really hard. ... It was completely my fault. I (left) the ball up and the guys hit (it). ... (I will) just go to the next one and try to do better."

On Saturday, Jake Peavy held his former club in check over seven solid innings and Boston backed the effort with 15 hits in a 7-2 victory.

Peavy (11-5), making his first appearance against the White Sox since being shipped from the club to Boston in late July, yielded two runs on five hits and a walk to pick up his third win with the Red Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, two runs scored and was one of six Red Sox with an RBI. David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Xander Bogaerts each had two hits and drove in a run to help Boston win for the eighth time in 11 tries.

"Our starting rotation has been very consistent, our lineup 1-9 has a grind out approach," said Boston manager John Farrell. "But I think this team has played so well because of its overall depth."

The starting staff has allowed three runs or less in 11 straight games, matching a stretch from April 12-25, 1988. They haven't gone 12 games in a row since 1915.

The White Sox had won 10 of 12 before coming to Fenway Park. John Danks (4-11) was lit up for 11 hits and six runs -- five earned -- over five innings.

"He's good at seeing some weaknesses at people and he tried to exploit them," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Peavy.

The White Sox have had the slight edge in the head-to-head series. They took two out of three from Boston on May 20-22 and have gone 21-20 against the Red Sox since 2008.

09/01 10:25:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
1st
NYR 0
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Half
MIA 52
BOS 42
 
Half
BRK 53
DET 51
 
2nd
SAC 51
LAL 57
 
Half
ORL 42
PHI 37
 
2nd
WAS 50
PHO 50
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Half
UGA 41
SHU 22
 
1st
ALA 25
APP 26
 
1st
KSU 4
NDST 4
 
1st
WASU 2
SJST 3
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
2nd
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd
EDM 3
DAL 2
 
1st
BOS 0
BUF 0
 
1st
NYR 0
CAR 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
4th
STL 20
NYG 37
 
4th
OAK 19
BUF 17
 
4th
DAL 42
IND 7
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA