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Game XXXI: Twins at White Sox

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The Minnesota Twins (16-14) try to play at least one more game vs the Chicago White Sox (15-16) for the hearts and minds of the AL Central.

This is what it sounds like when doves cry
This is what it sounds like when doves cry
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First Pitch: 7:10 PM CT
TV: FSN
Radio: GO 96.3, TIBN
Know Thy Enemy: South Side Sox
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 52°F
Where: Upside Down House Field

Someday, I'll get to put "Game XXX" in a Twinkle Town gamethread title, but alas, this was not to be the day. This is basically a rematch of the April 7 match up between Hughes and Holland. The Twins won that one 3-1.

Pitching for the White Tube Socks will be Derek Holland (LHP, 3-2, 2.02 ERA). In his last outing against the Twins in April, the "Dutch Oven" held them to two earned runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings.

Phil Hughes (RHP, 4-1, 4.32 ERA) will pitch tonight for the Twins. "Mayor McRib" kept the Pale Hose to one run and five hits in six complete innings. Phil got a no-decision in his last game, holding the Red Sawx (no relation to White Socks) to one run over 6 2/3 innings, but he's struggled with his velocity of late.

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MINNESOTA!!!

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Brian Dozier - 2B Melky Cabrera - LF
Robbie Grossman - RF Tyler Saladino - 2B
Miguel Sano - 3B Jose Abreu - 1B
Jorge Polanco - SS Avisail Garcia - RF
Joe Mauer - 1B Todd Frazier - DH
Eduardo Escobar - DH Matt Davidson - 3B
Chris Gimenez - C Tim Anderson - SS
Eddie Rosario - LF Omar Narvaez - C
Byron Buxton - CF Leury Garcia - CF
Phil Hughes - RHP Derek Holland - LHP