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posted: 8/10/2012 9:00 AM

White Sox scouting report

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White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field

TV: Comcast SportsNet Friday; WGN Saturday; Comcast SportsNet/TBS Sunday

Radio: WSCR 670-AM

Pitching matchups: The White Sox' Gavin Floyd (8-9) vs. Brandon McCarthy (6-3) Friday at 7:10 p.m.; Francisco Liriano (3-10) vs. Tommy Milone (9-9) Saturday at 6:10 p.m.; Chris Sale (13-3) vs. Jarrod Parker (7-6) Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

At a glance: The White Sox were idle Thursday after losing two straight to the Royals, but they gained some ground in the AL Central and lead the second-place Tigers by a full game. Paul Konerko (mild concussion) will be re-evaluated before Friday night's series opener. The Sox lost two of three at Oakland in late April. Floyd is 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his last 4 home starts. The A's have erupted for 19 runs on 23 hits in their last two games and have the best record in the majors (23-9) since July 1.

Next: Toronto Blue Jays, Monday-Thursday at Rogers Centre

-- Scot Gregor

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