Scouting report: White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins at Target Field
WGN Friday; NBC Sports Chicago Saturday and Sunday
The White Sox's Reynaldo Lopez (3-4) vs. Jose Berríos (6-2) Friday at 7:10 p.m.; TBA vs. Kyle Gibson (4-2) Saturday at 1:10 p.m.; Dylan Covey (0-3) vs. Jake Odorizzi (6-2) Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
At a glance:
The Sox face the Twins for the first time this season. Last year, they were 7-12 vs. Minnesota (3-7 at Target Field). The Twins are off to a roaring 33-16 start under first-year manager Rocco Baldelli and are threatening to run away in the AL Central. Minnesota hit 8 home runs in Thursday's lopsided win over the Angels. The Twins lead the majors with 98 homers (in only 49 games) and 289 runs scored. Lopez is has allowed only 5 earned runs over 19⅔ innings (2.29 ERA) in his last three starts. Manny Banuelos (shoulder strain) should be able to come off the injured list and start vs. the Twins on Saturday.
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-- Scot Gregor