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Series preview: Chicago White Sox at Twins

  • September 1, 2014 - 10:11 PM

twins vs. chicago white sox series preview

Two-GAME SERIES AT Target Field

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

LHP Tommy Milone (6-4, 4.21 ERA) vs. RHP Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.75)

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Trevor May (0-4, 10.42) vs. LHP John Danks (9-9, 4.88)

TWINS UPDATE

This two-game series is followed by a four-game series at home against the AL West-leading Angels. … Milone is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA in four starts with the Twins since being traded from Oakland. He’s had one quality start and has done little to prove he should factor in the 2015 rotation. … 2B Brian Dozier enters the homestand swinging a hot bat. He extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games Monday, during which he has batting .390 with a .519 on-base percentage. … OF Jordan Schafer’s career-high 11-game hitting streak ended Monday as he went 0-for-3. … Glen Perkins gave up a home run to Nelson Cruz on Monday, the second homer hit off Perkins in his past three outings.

WHITE SOX UPDATE

It will be a different-looking White Sox squad, as Chicago dealt OF Alejandro De Aza and DH Adam Dunn over the weekend. De Aza was dealt to Baltimore but didn’t face the Twins over the weekend; Dunn waived his no-trade clause to be sent to Oakland. … In two starts against the Twins, Noesi is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA. … 1B Jose Abreu is on a 12-game hitting streak, during which he’s batting .500. OF Adam Eaton enters on a seven-game hitting streak, during which he is hitting .429. … OF Avisail Garcia is back after missing most of the season because of shoulder surgery. He’s knocking off the rust, as he’s batting .235 with four homers in 23 games.

La VELLE E. NEAL III

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