Andy Pettitte will take the mound for New York, making his 23rd start of the season and his 21st career start against the White Sox.
Though he has been frustrated lately with his pitching, things may look up for Pettitte on Wednesday against a team he's seen plenty of in the past. The lefty is 10-8 with a 4.59 ERA facing them, and his numbers only improve while facing them at Yankee Stadium. In the Bronx, Pettitte is 7-1 with a 2.48 ERA over nine starts.
The White Sox will counter with rookie John Danks, who is coming off a no-decision on Thursday at home against Detroit. The 22-year-old lefty pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings, giving up three runs off six hits, striking out five and walking two. He now has just one loss in his past eight starts, and the White Sox are 5-1 in his last six.
NYY: LHP Andy Pettitte (6-7, 4.11 ERA)
Pettitte is coming off a 4-2 loss at Baltimore on Friday, in which he lasted seven innings. The left-hander allowed three runs on eight hits, but suffered from lack of run support to pick up his first loss since the first of the month.
CWS: LHP John Danks (6-7, 4.83 ERA)
Danks has had just one career start against the Yankees, a win on May 16 at U.S. Cellular Field. The rookie allowed two runs off seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in the game, striking out seven to match his career high. The victory was the second of his career, and the second of three consecutive wins that month.
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Paul Konerko is batting .360 in 25 career at-bats against Pettitte, and is one of three on the White Sox roster to have one home run facing him. The first baseman went 2-for-3 in Tuesday night's game against the Yankees, including a double in the fourth inning.
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Thursday: Yankees (Roger Clemens, 3-5, 3.92) vs. White Sox (Jon Garland, 8-7, 4.12), 1:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Yankees (Chien-Ming Wang, 12-5, 3.61) vs. Royals (Leo Nunez, 1-0, 0.90), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Yankees (Phil Hughes, 1-1, 3.38) vs. Royals (Gil Meche, 7-8, 3.70), 1:05 p.m. ET