The Sox are in Chicago for their final road trip of the season as they take on Manny Ramirez and the White Sox for a four-game set.
Adrian Beltre, who struggled over the weekend in the Bronx, looks to finish off his final week of the regular season in strong fashion. The third baseman has been the team's MVP of the season, and he is likely to score a big payday this offseason because of it. Beltre notched just one hit during the team's three-game series in New York. He has one homer and three RBIs in 24 career at-bats against Monday night's starter, Mark Buerhle.
J.D. Drew, who had five hits this weekend in New York, looks to keep his hot bat going. Drew has struck out just twice in his last five games and he has seven homers in 31 career games against the White Sox.
Marco Scutaro has 10 hits in his last eight games and is riding a four-game hitting streak, during which he has tallied three RBIs.
Bill Hall was running wild in New York on Sunday night. The utility player swiped two bags and scored two runs in the 4-3 loss to the Yankees, and he was able to bring his batting average up to .245 on the season. Hall has a career average of .308 against the ChiSox.
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