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Series preview: White Sox slide to Pittsburgh for 24-hour series

One of the best teams in baseball is on deck.

Chicago White Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox (x-x) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (x-x), June 22-23, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

White Sox SB Nation Site: South Side Sox


The Pirates get a crack at one of the American League’s best twice in the span of 24 hours.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this week:

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Lucas Giolito (5-5, 3.86 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (3-7, 4.89 ERA)

Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EST

Dylan Cease (5-3, 3.99 ERA) vs. Chase De Jong (0-1. 4.26 ERA)

Projected Lineups

White Sox

  1. Tim Anderson (SS)
  2. Yoan Moncada (3B)
  3. Jose Abreu (1B)
  4. Brian Goodwin (CF)
  5. Yasmani Grandal (C)
  6. Andrew Vaughn (LF)
  7. Jake Lamb (RF)
  8. Danny Mendick (2B)
  9. Starting Pitcher

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Jacob Stallings (C)
  6. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  7. Ben Gamel (LF)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. Starting Pitcher

After being swept in a four-game sweep by the Astros, the White Sox will surely look to take their anger out on the Pirates.

The Pirates are coming off of a successful weekend after a 10-game losing streak, their longest of the season.

On Tuesday, Lucas Giolito will face the Pirates for the first time since his no-hitter last season and he’ll pitch opposite Tyler Anderson.

On Wednesday afternoon, Dylan Cease faces off against Chase De Jong.

For the Pirates, a team 20 games under .500, a split against a division winner would be considered a success.

These games should be a good test for the Buccos, who performed well against a good Cleveland team over the weekend, but the difficulty amplifies this week with Chicago at PNC.