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Game 133: Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

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First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
TV: FS-N
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox

We know the score by now. While the Twins have found themselves on the rise, 11-3 in their last 14 games, the White Sox have now dropped five in a row and have erased all but the smallest of post-season hopes. It also bears noting that the Twins are undefeated in September.

BRING OUT THE BROOMS!


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Brian Duensing 2-1 17 3 0 0 0 0 47.1 45 25 23 5 19 33 4.37 1.35

Just a few days ago, Duensing ran into the Texas Rangers. Or rather, the Rangers ran into Brian Duensing. Racking up eight strikeouts in seven innings, Brian allowed just three hits and a walk. If he can duplicate those results this afternoon I'd still be surprised, but he's shown what he's capable of against a more potent offense. What's interesting is that offenses aren't squaring up on him, turning just 14.3% of balls-in-play into line drives.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Mark Buehrle 11-7 27 27 1 1 0 0 178.0 184 81 77 25 35 89 3.89 1.23

We all know who Mark Buehrle is, what he can do, and how well he knows the Minnesota Twins. Let's hope that today, familiarity breeds his destruction...although we've seen exactly how he looks when he's at the top of his game.


Lineup

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

09/02/09 1:10 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins
Scott Podsednik - DH Denard Span - CF
Gordon Beckham - 3B Orlando Cabrera - SS
Paul Konerko - 1B Joe Mauer - DH
Jermaine Dye - RF Justin Morneau - 1B
Carlos Quentin - LF Jason Kubel - LF
Alexei Ramirez - SS Michael Cuddyer - RF
Alex Rios - CF Brendan Harris - 3B
Jayson Nix - 2B Mike Redmond - C
Ramon Castro - C Nick Punto - 2B