Mark Buehrle, LHP (13-11, 3.88)
White Sox (83-65)
Alfredo Aceves, RHP (1-0, 1.29)
Yankees (79-70)

Scouting Report:
White Sox: When the White Sox needed a victory to end a three-game losing skid on Wednesday, Buehrle stepped up and pitched like an ace against Toronto and Roy Halladay. The left-hander allowed seven hits and two walks over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out six. He improved his record to 10-3 at U.S. Cellular and made his 30th start for a club-record eighth consecutive season. Buehrle has not faced the Yankees this season but has a dismal 1-5 career mark, with a 6.58 ERA, against the Bronx Bombers. Buehrle is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA at Yankee Stadium, making his final start at the historic ballpark.

Yankees: What can Aceves do for an encore after limiting the Angels to one run on five hits over seven innings in his first Major League start on Tuesday? The 25-year-old right-hander can draw some early consideration for next year's rotation mix if he's able to keep the same level of confidence and composure as he opens New York's series with the White Sox. Aceves threw 63 of his 89 pitches for strikes, walking none and striking out two, and turned a nifty double play to help his cause. The Mexican League product is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA through his first 14 big league innings.

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