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Blue Jays-White Sox game postponed due to rain

Sep 8, 2008 - 10:39 PM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Looking to extend their winning streak to nine games, the Toronto Blue Jays will have to wait another day since their contest against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday due to heavy rain.

The game has been rescheduled as a part of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. The first game will start at 2:05 p.m. EDT before the normally scheduled contest at 8:11 p.m.

The Blue Jays' longest winning streak since April 14-22, 1999 has all come against teams with winning records.

In the first contest, A.J. Burnett (16-10, 4.47 ERA), who is winless in his last three starts since a personal six-game winning streak, hopes to continue Toronto's hot play.

Javier Vazquez (11-12, 4.34) will counter for Chicago, which leads the Minnesota Twins by 2 1/2 games in the American Central Central. The righthander won his last start, allowing two runs over six innings against the Cleveland Indians last Wednesday.

The White Sox, who recently lost slugger Carlos Quentin to a wrist injury, won two out of three games from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this past weekend.

Jesse Litsch (10-8, 3.76) takes the mound for Toronto in the second game, looking to build on his last performance. On Thursday, the 23-year-old righthander threw a complete game, four-hitter against the Twins en route to a 9-0 triumph.

Clayon Richard (2-3, 6.39) will oppose Litsch hoping to turn his recent fortunes around. The rookie lefthander surrendered four runs - three earned - and seven hits over four pedestrian innings against the Indians on Monday.

The 24-year-old has made it through at least five innings just twice in six starts this season.