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Saturday, April 13th (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (4-6) at Cleveland Indians (4-5), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Chris Sale (1-0, 1.84) Cleveland - Zach McAllister (0-1, 3.00)

(Sports Network) - Lefty Chris Sale makes his third start since signing a lucrative offseason contract extension when the Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field for the second of three weekend games with the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Sale began 2013 with a 1-0 defeat of the Kansas City Royals on April 1 and followed with a no-decision against Seattle six days later. In the two outings, he's allowed 12 hits and three runs with 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings.

The 24-year-old was 17-8 last season and was rewarded for the success - which saw him place sixth in American League Cy Young Award voting - with a five- year deal worth $32.5 million, including $3.5 million this season.

Sale is 2-0 with three saves and a 2.10 ERA in 14 games with Cleveland.

He'll be opposed by Illinois-born righty Zach McAllister, who's unbeaten against the White Sox in three career starts with a 3.12 ERA.

Now 25, McAllister was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2006 and ultimately sent to Cleveland as part of the July 2010 trade that saw Austin Kearns wind up with the Yankees.

McAllister reached the big leagues a year later and made four starts, then emerged with 22 outings last year while winning six times and posting a 4.24 ERA across 125 1/3 innings.

His lone start of 2013 resulted in a 4-0 loss at Tampa Bay on April 5 after he allowed two earned runs and six hits in six innings.

On Friday, Nick Swisher hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Indians defeated the White Sox, 1-0.

The Indians recorded just three hits in the win.

Justin Masterson (3-0) pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just five hits and a walk in his outing. In three starts this season, he has allowed just one run over 22 innings and has an ERA of 0.41.

"He's attacking the zone," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "He's quick to the plate when the runner gets on. It was fun to watch."

Jose Quintana got the start for the White Sox, and he pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball. However, Jesse Crain (0-1) allowed the lone run and earned the loss.

"He was aggressive," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "He was getting ahead, he was painting. I think maybe the weather had a little bit to do, it's not an easy time to hit when it's cold, but pitchers like it and he was sharp."

Swisher's single came with two outs in the inning.

The White Sox won 11 of 18 games between the teams last season. Cleveland last won the season series in 2007.

04/13 10:27:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
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TEX
SEA
 
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BOS
 
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HOU
KAN
 
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MIN
TOR
 
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OAK
 
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SFG
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Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
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CHI
 
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ORL
IND
 
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MIL
ATL
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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MEM
DAL
 
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OKC
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NOP
HOU
 
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SAN
LAL
 
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PHI
 
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TOR
 
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UTA
 
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POR
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SAC
PHO
 
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TAM
MON
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PIT
CLB
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DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR