Aug 16, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis (20) gets ready to bat from the on-deck circle against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The White Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Mariners want to extend their winning streak. They'll have to do it on the road.
The Seattle Mariners have won eight straight games and finish up their homestand having won 15 of their last 16 games at Safeco Field. They'll be heading to less friendly territory as they visit the Chicago White Sox for a three-game series beginning on Friday, but they're hoping to keep the longest winning streak in baseball rolling.
The White Sox will be no slouch as an opponent, but the M's know they are only three games below .500 now and also are well aware that they are a team that's firing on all cylinders. Seattle wants to start getting greedy and they'll try to pick up yet another series win at the very least.
TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers
Friday's game will begin at 5:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. The opener of the series should be a solid pitching matchup. Jason Vargas enters at 13-8 with a 3.53 ERA, while Jake Peavy is 9-9 with a 3.11 ERA.
First pitch on Saturday will be at 4:10 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Blake Beavan has been solid since being recalled and is trying to improve to 9-7 as he goes up against Jose Quintana, who enters the game with a 5-2 record and a 2.76 ERA.
Sunday's finale will get started at 11:10 a.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on ESPN 710. Kevin Millwood is still looking for his fifth win of the year. He'll try to pick it up as he takes on Gavin Floyd, who is currently 9-9 with a 4.56 ERA.
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