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Twins-Chicago White Sox series preview

  • April 18, 2013 - 10:28 PM

THREE-GAME SERIES AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Vance Worley (0-2, 10.50 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (2-1, 3.93)

Saturday, 2:05 p.m. • Ch. 9, 96.3 FM

LHP Scott Diamond (0-1, 8.31) vs. RHP Gavin Floyd (0-3, 6.32)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3

RHP Kevin Correia (1-1, 2.95) vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 4.70)

TWINS UPDATE

Reliever Tim Wood (shoulder) is on his way to Class AAA Rochester as he continues his rehab assignment. Righthander Cole De Vries (forearm) will throw in the bullpen Saturday, then head to Fort Myers to begin a rehab assignment. … The Twins entered Thursday a respectable 10th in the majors in team on-base percentage (.331) but 25th in home runs (nine). … They are 29th in starter’s ERA (5.98), but third in relief ERA (2.23). … The Twins were a dismal 4-14 against the White Sox last season, their fewest victories against them since 1999.

WHITE SOX UPDATE

Second baseman Gordon Beckham had surgery on Monday to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist and will miss six weeks. Conor Gillaspie has replaced him in the lineup. … Catcher Tyler Flowers was in a 1-for-25 skid when he broke out Wednesday with two hits, including a three-run homer. Flowers decided to open up his batting stance a little bit and it paid off immediately. … Pitching coach Don Cooper is set to rejoin the club after recovering from diverticulitis. He’s been away since April 9.

La VELLE E. NEAL III

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