CHICAGO – Rookie left-hander Jose Quintana starts tonight against the Seattle Mariners, a team the White Sox have owned lately.
The Sox have won nine of their last 10 games against Seattle and since 2008 they have posted a 31-10 record. Quintana (5-2, 2.76 ERA) has put together some of his best performances at U.S. Cellular Field, reflected by his 2.36 ERA at home.
The Sox enter tonight's game having won four straight games and try to build on their 2 1/2 game lead on the Detroit Tigers.
Adam Dunn, who leads the majors with 38 home runs, has hit seven homers in his last 11 games. The Sox's 41 home runs in August are the most in baseball.
Right-hander Blake Beavan (8-7, 5.00) starts for the Mariners.
Mariners starting lineup
1. Dustin Ackley, 2B2. Trayvon Robinson, LF3. Miguel Montero, DH4. Kyle Seager, 3B5. Justin Smoak, 1B6. Miguel Olivo, C7. Casper Wells, RF8. Chone Figgins, CF9. Brendan Ryan, SS
White Sox starting lineup
1. Dewayne Wise, CF2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B3. Adam Dunn, DH4. Paul Konerko, 1B5. Alex Rios, RF6. A.J. Pierzynski, C7. Dayan Viciedo, LF8. Alexei Ramirez, SS9. Gordon Beckham, 2B
-- Meghan Montemurro