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After rallying late to avoid a sweep, the Chicago White Sox have perhaps a little momentum heading into the final stop on their eight-game trip.
The White Sox, though, will have to face the red-hot and well-rested Matt Harvey when they visit the New York Mets for the first time Tuesday night.
After winning two of three in Texas, Chicago appeared to be headed for three straight losses in Kansas City on Monday. Alexei Ramirez's potential two-run homer in the sixth inning was ruled foul and upheld on video review, but the White Sox tied it at 1-all in the ninth and nearly scored the go-ahead run until pinch-runner Jordan Danks was caught between third and home.
Danks made up for that miscue with a solo homer in the 11th in a 2-1 win.
"I knew that was going to be my shot to do something," Danks said. "I wasn't trying to do too much. ... It makes it a little bit better, yeah. I told them I did it on purpose so I could come up and hit a homer."
The White Sox (13-17) would appear to have a stiff challenge in their attempt at back-to-back victories as they'll face Harvey (4-0, 1.56 ERA), who is seeking to become the 17th Met to win his first five decisions in a season.
Teammate Dillon Gee was the last to pull off that feat, starting 7-0 in 2011.
Harvey allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings in his latest outing April 29 in Miami, but the Mets blew a one-run lead in the ninth and fell 4-3 in 15. The right-hander has not received a decision in his last two starts after winning his first four while posting a 0.93 ERA.
A pair of off days and a rainout Saturday have caused Harvey to spend more than a week between starts.
"You've got to deal with it. It's an adjustment, but it's definitely not the first time that I've gone seven or eight days without pitching," he told the team's official website.
Harvey will try to help the Mets (12-16) snap a season-high four-game home losing streak by earning their third win in four contests. New York missed its chance to sweep a shortened two-game set in Atlanta with a 9-4 loss Sunday.
Hector Santiago (1-1, 2.29) will be looking for another strong start for Chicago. While pitching in place of an injured Jake Peavy, the left-hander allowed a solo homer and double in 5 1-3 innings in a 3-1 win at Texas on Thursday.
"We've been kind of struggling," Santiago told the team's official website after his first start in 2013. "Hopefully we get back on track and I just try to go out there and give us a chance to win and keep us in the game."
Santiago is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in five starts and could get some more with Gavin Floyd set to undergo season-ending elbow surgery.
Santiago has never faced New York or any current Mets player, and Harvey will also face the White Sox for the first time.
The Mets are the only current MLB team Chicago has never visited. New York dropped two of three in its only other series against the White Sox from June 10-12, 2002.
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