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By EDUARDO A. ENCINA, Times Staff Writer
Published August 27, 2007
What's new: It's a one-night stand, making up a rained-out game May 25 in Chicago. The Sox have lost five straight and 13 of their past 15. They are 18 games under .500 for the first time since September 1989 and were outscored 46-7 during Boston's four-game sweep.
Key stat: Closer Bobby Jenks, above, has retired 47 of the past 48 batters, including a 41-out streak.
Who's hot: Since the All-Star break, OF Jermaine Dye is hitting .310 (48-for-155) with 13 homers - tied for most in the AL since the break - and 26 RBIs. OF Darin Erstad is hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last nine games.
Who's not: 1B Paul Konerko has two hits in his past 18 at-bats and is hitting .200 (12-for-60) in his last 16 games. SS Juan Uribe has just three hits in his past 31 at-bats.
Connections: White Sox C Toby Hall is a former Devil Ray and still lives in Odessa. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski grew up in Brooksville before attending Dr. Phillips High in Orlando. Rays Gary Glover, Josh Paul and Greg Norton are former White Sox. Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey is a Chicago native.
Series history: The White Sox lead 45-30, including 23-13 at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago has won five of six against the Rays this season, a four-game sweep at Tropicana Field and a two-game split in Chicago.