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Yankees Vs. White Sox Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

Freddy Garcia of the New York Yankees pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2012  in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Freddy Garcia of the New York Yankees pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees roll into Chicago Monday for a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox that could be an American League playoff preview. The Yankees (72-49) lead the American League East and have the best record in the AL. The White Sox (65-55) are clinging to a 1.5-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

Chicago was swept over the weekend by the Kansas City Royals while the Yankees took two of three from the Boston Red Sox and have not lost a series this month.

Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.68 ERA) pitches the series opener for the Yankees, while Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.43) takes the mound for Chicago. Garcia has gone 5-3 with a 3.69 ERA since returning to the Yankees' starting rotation when Andy Pettitte was injured.

"Ever since he came back from the bullpen, he's been tremendous," Yankees catcher Russell Martin said. "I think part of it is he's gotten his velocity back. When his velocity is up, his pitches are a little sharper and a little crisper."

Here are the probable pitchers for the rest of the series:

Tuesday: Ivan Nova, Yankees (11-6, 4.76) vs. Francisco Liriano (1-0, 4.79)

Wednesday: Phil Hughes, Yankees (12-10, 4.23) vs. Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72)

Monday Game Time: 8:10 p.m. ET

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Current Series

3 game series vs White Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field

New York Yankees
@ Chicago White Sox

Monday, Aug 20, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT
U.S. Cellular Field

Freddy Garcia vs Gavin Floyd

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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