In his last start, Sunday at Detroit, Hernandez did not receive a decision in Houston's 10-8 win. He allowed a season-high seven runs on nine hits and struck out five in five innings, snapping a streak of seven straight starts in which Hernandez pitched at least six innings.
Hernandez will be making his 18th start and 20th career appearance against the White Sox. He is 9-6 with a 5.60 ERA against them.
Hernandez had a seven-game winning streak against the White Sox from Sept. 10, 2007, to Oct. 1, 2010, when he was with the Indians. During that span, he owned a 2.81 ERA. At the time, Hernandez's streak was the longest winning streak against the White Sox since Roger Clemens won eight consecutive decisions against Chicago from Sept. 13, 1996, to May 17, 2000. It is the longest such streak since Justin Verlander also had a seven-game winning streak against Chicago from June 10, 2009, to June 4, 2011.
Hernandez last faced the White Sox on April 26, 2013, in Chicago. He allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out five in a 5-4 loss for the Rays.