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    Who do you honestly think is going to win the game today?

    Thursday April 24th 6:11 MT__TV-YES-WGN__ Radio: WSCR 670, WRTO 1200

    U.S. Cellular Field

    __________White Sox vs Yankees__________

    ___Gavin Floyd 2-0 1.40era vs Phil Hughes 0-3 8.82era___

    White Sox: After carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning during last Saturday's home start against Detroit, Floyd flirted with history once again Thursday in Baltimore by retiring the first 12 hitters he faced. In fact, Floyd allowed one questionable Kevin Millar hit until Nick Markakis launched a two-run, game-tying home run with two outs in the sixth. Over his last two starts, Floyd has allowed three hits over 13 1/3 innings, without giving up an earned run. His true test could come Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field against the Yankees, as he holds a 15.00 ERA when facing the Bronx Bombers in just three career innings.

    Yankees: The adjustment period continues for Hughes, who suffered his third consecutive loss on Friday at Baltimore, allowing five runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Yankees outwardly say they are not concerned about Hughes' early lack of results, even though he is winless in his first four starts. Joe Girardi believed that Hughes threw the ball better in Baltimore and that he could build off the effort. Hughes actually allowed one run through the first five innings before the wheels fell off. This will be Hughes' first career start against the White Sox and his first at U.S. Cellular Field

    Ozzie Guillen

    The White Sox will try to avoid losing three straight for the first time all season. Carlos Quentin and Joe Crede both homered in Wednesday’s loss.

    Wednesday's game began a string of 26 games in 27 days for the White Sox, who are not off again until May 1. ... Manager Ozzie Guillen said barring an injury or a trade, OF Jerry Owens will remain at Class AAA Charlotte. Owens had been on a rehab assignment after starting the season on the disabled list, but the play of the White Sox outfielders makes him the odd man out. ... SS Orlando Cabrera committed his first error of the season in the second inning Wednesday when he botched a fly ball to short left field hit by Yankees LF Hideki Matsui.

    Joe Girardi

    The New York Yankees may be without reigning AL MVP Alex Rodriguez in Chicago, but it hasn’t stopped them from being on the verge of their first three-game sweep of the season.

    The Yankees look to complete their first sweep at U.S. Cellular Field in nearly six years when they meet the White Sox on Thursday night.

    Rodriguez strained his right quadriceps Sunday at Baltimore and did not join the team in Chicago for the start of this series. His wife, Cynthia, also gave birth to the couples’ second daughter on Monday, and Rodriguez was joined them in Miami.

    The superstar third baseman is expected to rejoin the Yankees (12-10) on Thursday, but manager Joe Girardi said he would be “shocked” if Rodriguez played in the series finale against the White Sox. Morgan Ensberg has started the first two games at third base, and has gone 2-for-8 while batting eighth.

    New York can win four straight for the first time this season with a victory Thursday, as well as complete its first three-game road sweep in Chicago since May 27-29, 2002.

    The Yankees have received terrific production at the top of the lineup from left fielder Johnny Damon, who is 5-for-10 with five runs scored and five RBIs in this series. Damon went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs in a 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

    Jorge Posada added four hits and two RBIs as New York won for the seventh time in its last eight games against Chicago (11-9). The Yankees had 12 hits, one night after they had 11 in a 9-5 victory.

    The Yankees believe Phil Hughes (0-3, 8.82 ERA) is showing improvement, although he had another rough outing his last time out. The 21-year-old right-hander gave up five runs over 5 1-3 innings in an 8-2 loss at Baltimore on Friday, with four of those runs coming in the sixth inning.

    “I thought he threw the ball a lot better,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi insisted. “Unfortunately, it was a tight ball game and it kind of got away from us that inning.”

    It was Hughes’ longest outing since he pitched six innings on April 3 against Toronto in his season debut. He’s lost three straight starts to match his season total from 2007, when he went 5-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 13 starts as a rookie.

    He has never faced the White Sox.

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