While Chicago and Houston find themselves at the bottom of their respective divisions, the White Sox's Andre Rienzo and the Astros' Brett Oberholtzer have been rare bright spots since coming up late last month.
Rienzo looks to build on his first career win and Oberholtzer goes for a fourth victory in five tries as the surging White Sox face the visiting Astros on Monday night.
The 25-year-old Rienzo (1-0, 3.56 ERA) has given Chicago (54-75) a lift since getting called up from Triple-A Charlotte on July 30, holding opponents to a .228 average over five starts.
"He has pitched great," first baseman Adam Dunn told MLB's official website. "Everything is quick and he's fun to play behind."
After going without a decision in his first four outings, the right-hander allowed two runs in six innings to beat Kansas City 5-2 on Wednesday.
"Just a good, gutsy job by him," manager Robin Ventura said of the Brazil native. "Any time you see a ...