With Tuesday's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, the White Sox have now won 16 of their last 18 homes games. That record will be put to the test this week, as the Sox will face a series of good pitchers.
Cleveland ace Cliff Lee (11-1, 2.26 ERA) pitched eight innings of one-run ball for the Indians on Tuesday. John Danks matched him, and the Sox won a battle of the bullpens.
Here's who the Sox will face the rest of the week, starting tonight against reigning AL Cy Young award winner C.C. Sabathia:
Wednesday: Sabathia 6-8, 3.78 ERA
Thursday: Justin Duchscherer 8-5 1.91 ERA
Friday: Joe Blanton 4-11 4.97 ERA
Saturday: Greg Smith 5-6 3.44 ERA
Sunday: Rich Harden 5-0 2.25 ERA
During this six-game stretch, Blanton will be the only starter the Sox face who is not having a good year. Sabathia is a long-time Sox nemesis. Duchscherer is having a career year. Smith already has a 2-1 victory over the Sox to his credit this season, and Harden has perhaps the best stuff in the American League.
Oakland and the Sox have been the two best pitching staffs in the league all year. It will be interesting to see whether the A's can cool the Sox bats, which have been red-hot at home throughout the month of June.