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Chicago White Sox at San Francisco Giants
- The White Sox lost, 4-2, in Seattle on Sunday, and have now dropped seven of their last nine games overall. Chicago was 33-33 and just 2.5 games out of first place in the AL Central entering play on June 12, but are 23-30 since (fourth worst record in the AL during that span).
- San Francisco was swept by the Royals in Kansas City over the weekend, and has dropped four straight games overall by a combined score of 19-7. The Giants are just 20-35 (.364) in their last 55 games -- third worst in MLB since June 9.
- Including two victories earlier this season at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox have defeated the Giants five straight times -- tied with the Royals for the longest active winning streak against San Francisco. Chicago swept three from San Francisco in these two clubs' only all-time series at AT&T Park in 2008.
- Chris Sale allowed just two runs at home last Wednesday against the Rangers, but was saddled with his second setback of the season when the Sox couldn't muster a single run until he left the game after six innings. Dating to August 17 last season, Sale is 4-0 with a 1.92 ERA in his last nine road starts.
- Ryan Vogelsong is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two August outings, both of which were on the road (at Mets and at Brewers). Vogelsong, who will be facing the White Sox for the first time in his career tonight, is 0-5 with a 4.46 ERA in his last six starts at AT&T Park (2-1, 2.15 ERA in first six home starts of 2014).
- Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 on Sunday, snapping his season-long five-game hitless streak in the process. Dunn is batting .429 (12-for-29) with four home runs and 10 RBI in his last seven games against the Giants.
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By JEFF MEZYDLO
(AP) -- Jake Peavy is doing all he can to end the longest winless stretch of his otherwise solid 13-year career.
Perhaps facing a former team he's fared well against will help.
Winless since late April, Peavy looks to snap a career-high five-start skid and help the San Francisco Giants avoid a sixth straight defeat Wednesday against the visiting Chicago White Sox.
Peavy (0-3, 4.82 ERA) is 0-12 with a 5.25 ERA in 18 starts since beating Toronto on April 25 with Boston for his only victory in 23 outings this season.
He received an average 2.76 runs of support while going 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts for the Red Sox, and six total while on the mound during his three with San Francisco (62-57). The right-hander gave up three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings of a 3-1 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday.
"I've got to do more," Peavy told MLB's official website. "This entails making better pitches in crucial situations, because I can't give any more than I've given."
Peavy has looked strong while allowing three runs and eight hits in 13 innings to go 1-0 in two starts against the White Sox since they traded him to Boston at the 2013 trade deadline. He gave up a homer to Adam Dunn, two other hits, struck out eight and walked four in six innings of a 2-1 loss at Chicago on April 15.
After rallying with two runs in the ninth to force extra innings Tuesday, the Giants fell 3-2 in 10 to the White Sox.
A loser in 13 of 18 and six of seven at home, San Fransisco has totaled nine runs during the five-game slide. The Giants, who dropped a season-high six in a row twice this season, are six games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
They've also lost five straight interleague games, and are 1-9 against the AL since winning their first six this season. The Giants have lost six consecutive contests against the White Sox (57-63), including all four at home in the series.
After being stymied for eight innings by Chicago ace Chris Sale on Tuesday, San Francisco could be in for another difficult task when Jose Quintana (6-8, 3.04 ERA) faces the club for the first time.
The left-hander is 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA in his last 10 starts, but that loss came Friday when he allowed all four runs - two earned - in a fifth inning he never finished during a 4-1 defeat at Seattle.
Dunn, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning Tuesday, is 3 for 7 in his last two games after going 0 for 19 in his previous five.
Half of his six hits in 32 at-bats against Peavy have left the park.
Michael Morse has faced Quintana the most of any Giant, going 1 for 6 with two strikeouts. Morse, however, is batting .353 in his last five games.
Brandon Crawford drove in the tying run with a single Tuesday for his third hit in 28 at-bats.
Updated August 13, 2014