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Game 142: Twins at White Sox

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The Wild Card race is exceptionally tight, and Minnesota needs to come out of Chicago with yet another series win. Can the Twins beat Chris Sale one more time in 2015?

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
TV: FS-N
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM
Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox

Pre-Game Notes

  • Chris Sale is 12-8 this year, with a 3.31 ERA in 27 starts.
  • Five of those starts have been against the Twins, where he is 1-2 with a 6.30 ERA. Minnesota needs to demolish him one more time in 2015 to have the best chance of coming out of the weekend with a series win.
  • Cleveland has faced the Chicago ace three times this season. Nobody else has seen him more than twice.
  • The Twins are hitting .291/.326/.449 off of Sale in 2015.
  • In three starts versus the White Sox this year, Kyle Gibson is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA. They're "batting" .169/.198/.247 against him.

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Aaron Hicks - CF Adam Eaton - CF
Brian Dozier - 2B Tyler Saladino - SS
Joe Mauer - 1B Jose Abreu - DH
Miguel Sano - DH Adam LaRoche - 1B
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Trayce Thompson - RF
Torii Hunter - RF J.B. Shuck - LF
Eddie Rosario - LF Mike Olt - 3B
Kurt Suzuki - C Tyler Flowers - C
Eduardo Escobar - SS Micah Johnson - 2B
Kyle Gibson - RHP Chris Sale - LHP