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Game 144: Twins @ White Sox

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First Pitch: 7:10 PM CDT
TV: FSN
Radio: Twins Radio Network

Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - John Danks 13-10 28 28 1 1 0 0 185.2 162 78 73 14 62 144 3.54 1.21

This is the sixth time that the Twins will have seen Danks this year, which is outstanding. Minnesota is 3-2 against Chicago in games that he's started, as he's combined for 34 innings, 17 runs, 41 hits, nine walks and 25 strikeouts. Not bad, but not good either. Individually his starts have been good, good, bad, good and bad.

Tactically, Danks goes with his fastballs quite often. A lot of the four-seamer and cutter, although he will drop that changeup in pitcher's counts (less so versus lefties). When he's behind, he rarely goes with a breaking ball.

Danks is good, and Liriano has his work cut out for him. Minnesota will need to take advantage of the opportunities they're afforded, because they might not get many.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Francisco Liriano 13-7 27 27 0 0 0 0 172.1 161 62 62 4 52 182 3.24 1.24

Liriano's good. In his last ten starts he's pitched 65 innings, struck out 65 and opponents have hit just .224/.299/.307. Here's hoping he keeps it going.

Cisco is our ace, and he wants the ball in these games. If he's on today, it could end up being a quiet night for White Sox fans.

Twins

Span, CF
Hudson, 2B
Mauer, C
Cuddyer, 1B
Kubel, RF
Young, LF
Thome, DH
Valencia, 3B
Hardy, SS

White Sox

Pierre, LF
Ramirez, SS
Rios, CF
Konerko, 1B
Ramirez, DH
Quentin, RF
Pierzynski, C
Vizquel, 3B
Beckham, 2B