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Game 5: Twins @ White Sox

First Pitch: 7:10pm CST
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox

Patron Saint: The remarkable photo that goes with this news story. (via Matt Sussman)

John Danks

#50 / Pitcher / Chicago White Sox





Apr 15, 1985

Goofy-looking bastard, isn't he? Anyway, the key stat, as dug up by Bo Mitchell (via Parker at Over the Baggy): Michael Cuddyer is a 16-for-30 lifetime against Danks, with 5 HR and 11 RBI. That's good.

Francisco Liriano

#47 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins





Oct 26, 1983

The euphoria Twins fans are feeling from a very impressive 3-1 road start could come to a screeching halt tonight if Bad Francisco shows up. If Good Francisco, or, god forbid, 2006 Francisco makes an appearance, reserve your spot on the parade route accordingly.

Lineups after the jump:


Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

04/09/10 8:10 PM EDT

Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox
Denard Span - CF Juan Pierre - LF
Orlando Hudson - 2B Gordon Beckham - 2B
J.J. Hardy - SS Carlos Quentin - RF
Justin Morneau - 1B Paul Konerko - 1B
Michael Cuddyer - RF Andruw Jones - DH
Jason Kubel - DH Alex Rios - CF
Delmon Young - LF Omar Vizquel - 3B
Brendan Harris - 3B Alexei Ramirez - SS
Drew Butera - C Donny Lucy - C

Hardy gets the 3-hole with Mauer resting, but the real news is two consecutive starts for Harris over Punto. LNP must've forgotten to pick up Gardy's dry-cleaning.

Drinking game: beer and a shot for every Butera base hit. You should stay relatively sober, but with the roll they're on right now, have someone else drive just in case.

Enjoy the game, everybody.