Chien-Ming Wang returns to the majors on Tuesday when the Toronto Blue Jays continue their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Wang signed with the Blue Jays this past week after being granted his release from the New York Yankees, for whom he signed a minor league deal with this offseason. He had been 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in 58 innings for the Yanks' Triple-A affiliate.
The Taiwanese right-hander was a two-time 19-game winner for the Yankees, but injuries derailed his career and cost him the 2010 season. In 10 games (5 starts) with the Washington Nationals last season, Wang was 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA.
Wang is a perfect 3-0 in four starts versus the White Sox with a 3.00 ERA.
Chicago, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Jose Quintana, who is 3-2 with a 3.95 ERA. Quintana did not get a decision on Thursday against Oakland, as he surrendered four runs and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings of his team's 5-4 loss.
Quintana had one of the best starts of his season versus Toronto back on April 17 when he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. He is 2-1 lifetime against the Jays with a 1.86 ERA in three starts against them.
Chicago jumped out in front of this series on Monday, as Adam Dunn went 4- for-4 with two homers and five RBI to help the White Sox to a 10-6 win in a game that was delayed 70 minutes because of fog.
"Tonight was good. I felt good, but it feels better to get that win," Dunn said.
Alejandro De Aza had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, while Alexei Ramirez, Hector Gimenez and Paul Konerko added one RBI apiece for the White Sox, winners in three straight games.
Nate Jones (2-4) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Starter Dylan Axelrod was tagged for six runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.
Jose Bautista clubbed a pair of homers and drove in five and Colby Rasmus added a solo shot for the Blue Jays, who have dropped their last two games.
R.A. Dickey (5-8) surrendered seven runs on 10 hits over five innings to absorb the loss.
"It was damp. The moisture really got to me with the knuckleball. It was leaving my hand good, but just wasn't doing anything at the plate," Dickey said of the adverse conditions.
Chicago has won three of five meetings with the Jays this season.