Dodgers Vs. White Sox Preview: Josh Beckett Looks To Bounce Back

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After a 4-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will look to win the rubber game of the series before heading on a seven-game road trip. Josh Beckett gets the start for the Dodgers as he looks to earn his fourth win of the season and his first win since throwing a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 25.

Beckett suffered a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start. In the loss, he gave up two earned runs on five hits in five innings of work. He comes into tonight’s game with a 3-2 record and a 2.52 ERA.

The last time Beckett faced the White Sox was as a member of the Boston Red Sox in April 2012. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He has a 4-3 record with a 3.74 ERA in nine career starts against the White Sox.

As for Chicago, they send John Danks to the mound. For the season, Danks owns a 3-5 record with a 4.66 ERA. In his career, the left-hander is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA against the Dodgers. He hasn’t started a game against the Boys in Blue since 2009.

Hanley Ramirez, who is 1-for-10 in his last three games, is looking to get out of his recent slump and is batting third in the lineup. Ramirez is 2-for-3 with a home run and double in his career against Danks.

Beckett will need to fare better than Clayton Kershaw and Dan Haren have against Jose Abreu, who’s homered in each game of this series. Abreu has knocked in five RBIs in the last two games since coming off the disabled list.

After tonight’s game, the Dodgers will head to Coors Field for a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, followed by a four-game set on the road against the Cincinnati Reds.

Dodgers Lineup:

2B: Gordon

RF: Puig

SS: Ramirez

1B: Gonzalez

LF: Kemp

CF: Van Slyke

3B: Turner

C: Butera

P: Beckett

White Sox Lineup:

CF: Eaton

2B: Beckham

1B: Abreu

LF: Dunn

SS: Ramirez

RF: De Aza

C: Flowers

3B: Garcia

P: Danks
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