Major League Baseball
Chi. White Sox at Arizona
When: 9:40 PM ET, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks are displaying signs that they are playoff contenders and seek their seventh victory in eight games when they host the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for the middle contest of their three-game interleague series. Arizona leads the majors with a 19-8 home record, and its recent hot streak has given it the third-best record in the National League.

The light-hitting Daniel Descalso belted a three-run homer and Paul Goldschmidt added a solo shot in Monday's 5-1 victory that represents the Diamondbacks' ninth victory in 12 contests. Arizona is riding an offense that ranks fifth in the majors with 231 runs scored. Chicago had its three-game winning streak halted in the opener as an offense that produced 24 runs over the previous two games was shut down by Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke. Red-hot White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson struck out in each of his three at-bats in the opener after going 14-for-29 with three homers over his previous seven contests.

9:40 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), FSN Arizona

PITCHING MATCHUP: White Sox RH Dylan Covey (0-3, 7.64 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks LH Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.38)

Covey escaped with a no-decision in his last turn after giving up four runs and five hits over six innings against Seattle. The 25-year-old has served up two homers in each of his last four starts and 11 overall in just 35 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .322 and slugging .610 against Covey.

Corbin has struggled over his last three starts, serving up five homers while allowing 16 runs in as many innings during that stretch. The 27-year-old has fared well at home, posting a 3-1 record and 3.06 ERA in six starts. Corbin, who never has faced the White Sox, has limited left-handed hitters to a .196 average and .224 on-base percentage.


1. Monday's victory gives the Diamondbacks an 8-5 advantage in the all-time series with the White Sox.

2. Chicago 2B Yolmer Sanchez struck out three times over four hitless at-bats in the opener to end his 12-game hitting streak.

3. Arizona 3B Jake Lamb, who went 1-for-3 with a triple on Monday, was named NL Player of the Week after collecting four homers and 10 RBIs last week.

PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 9, White Sox 6
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Chi. White Sox 20-23 L1 8-8 12-15 1-5 14-12 3-4 2-2
Arizona 27-19 W1 19-8 8-11 4-2 2-2 16-14 5-1
Last Meeting
Chi. White Sox Arizona
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
5/22/17 CHW 1 ARI 5 .133 1 .428 .233 2 .803
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Chi. White Sox J. Abreu .250 1 .750
Arizona G. Blanco .500 2 1.000
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Chi. White Sox L. Garcia 1 1 1
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 1 2 1
Pitching ERA Avg K
Chi. White Sox 4.50 .133 4
Arizona 1.00 .233 12
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Chi. White Sox A. Garcia .342 55 .968
Arizona C. Owings .323 52 .843
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Chi. White Sox A. Garcia 8 26 34
Arizona P. Goldschmidt 11 38 35
Pitching ERA Avg K
Chi. White Sox 3.67 .246 314
Arizona 3.62 .266 421