White Sox staying with 6-man rotation -- for now

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BOSTON — The White Sox announced their probable pitchers for their weekend series against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday morning.

Mark Buehrle will start on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field, followed by Edwin Jackson on Saturday and Jake Peavy on Sunday as the Sox stay with their six-man rotation through at least one more round.

The Sox first announced Wednesday that John Danks would pitch Sunday but later moved Danks to Monday to face Seattle. Phil Humber will pitch Tuesday and Gavin Floyd Wednesday.

Manager Ozzie Guillen said Wednesday the Sox would go to a five-man rotation by no later than the All-Star break.There are two off days during the last two weeks of July and three in August.

“It’s working for the time being,” Peavy said. “I don’t know that we’ve killed anybody in the bullpen and our starters have all done well in that.

“Obviously it has been [good for me], and letting all of us have extra rest, more than most clubs, will work to our advantage in August and September. Hopefully that will pay off.”

The Sox are going for a three-game series sweep in Boston today that would give them a 5-5 record on their road trip through Texas, Toronto and Boston. Gavin Floyd will oppose Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield today at 12:35 p.m.

Brent Lillibridge will start in center as Alex Rios gets a day off. Ramon Castro is catching in place of A.J. Pierzynski and Omar Vizquel, who has a good history against Wakefield, is playing third base.

“I’ve got a good vibe for this club, I do,” Peavy said. “We’re starting to swing the bats and pitch on a consistent basis if you throw out a few starts here and there. We’re starting to play like we thought we were going to play from the get-go. We have a lot of ground to make up — we understand that — but I like our chances at this point in time.”

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