Coming off a rare win, the Chicago White Sox are hoping to keep things going behind Chris Sale.
The Tampa Bay Rays are surely feeling good about giving the ball to Jeremy Hellickson, too.
Runs could be at a premium Thursday night when Sale takes the mound opposite Hellickson in the opener of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
After dropping four straight and 10 of their previous 13, the White Sox (8-12) salvaged a rain-shortened two-game split against Cleveland with Wednesday's 3-2 win. Jose Quintana pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Alex Rios hit his team-leading sixth homer.
"I'm happy about the victory," Quintana said. "We needed to get that win. It's a start. We need to keep it going through the next games."
Chicago now turns to Sale (1-2, 4.50 ERA), who's dropped his last two starts - both on the road. The left-hander was tagged for a career-high eight runs over 4 1-3 innings against the Indians on April 13, then surrendered three over seven frames last Th...