Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Phil Hughes, RHP
The right-hander allowed four unearned runs in seven innings his last time out against Boston, a strong outing save for his own throwing error and a Dustin Pedroia home run. Hughes went to his changeup more than usual, striking out four.
Chris Sale, LHP
Sale is coming off just his second loss since May 12. He allowed nine hits and four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Friday in Kansas City. He took an Alcides Escobar smash off his pitching thumb early, but showed no ill effects as the game wore on.