Along with a 2-0 record and 1.61 ERA in three August starts, Beckett's 2-0 in his three-start career against Chicago. Four of the 16 hits he's given up to the White Sox have gone for home runs, but they've done no more damage than boost his career ERA (4.60) against them.
Most recently, he held the Angels to five hits and two runs (just one earned), and punched out eight in a no-decision.
Countering Beckett on Chicago's side is lefty John Danks, who's had it rough at Fenway in his recent past. He scattered seven hits over six innings during his last visit, and it amounted to four earned runs and a loss.
He's had just eight quality starts of 23 this season, and just one this month, during which he's pitched to an 0-4 record and 7.91 ERA.
BOS: RHP Josh Beckett (15-5, 3.15 ERA)
Beckett holds opponents to .244 hitting on the road during his career.
CWS: LHP John Danks (6-11, 5.30 ERA)
The rookie's allowed 10 homers through 10 home starts this season.
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Center fielder Coco Crisp is 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Danks in his career.
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Friday: Red Sox (Curt Schilling, 7-5, 4.25) at White Sox (Jon Garland, 8-9, 4.84), 8:11 p.m. ET
Saturday: Red Sox (Tim Wakefield, 15-10, 4.35) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle, 9-8, 3.42), 3:55 p.m. ET
Sunday: Red Sox (Jon Lester, 2-0, 5.67) at White Sox (Javier Vazquez, 11-6, 3.66), 2:05 p.m. ET