Twins-White Sox series preview

  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 12:02 AM

The Twins’ Mike Pelfrey starts the first game against Chicago.

Photo: MARLIN LEVISON • Star Tribune,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

twins vs. chicago white sox series preview

THREE-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.12 ERA) vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.26)

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kevin Correia (5-4, 3.97) vs. LHP Chris Sale (5-5, 2.43)

Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

LHP Scott Diamond (4-6, 5.29) vs. LHP John Danks (1-3, 4.50)

TWINS UPDATE

The Twins believe Pelfrey is starting to turn the corner. He has pitched into the seventh inning in each of his past two starts while showing better command and a more relaxed delivery. He lasted only four innings against the White Sox on May 15. … Brian Dozier leads Twins regulars in June with a .297 batting average and is second with a .381 on-base percentage. What about Joe Mauer? He’s batting .280 in June, which is scandalous for him. He does, however, have a .410 OBP. … Mauer and Justin Morneau are batting a combined .349 against Danks in their careers.

WHITE SOX UPDATE

You think your Twins have it bad? There’s always someone worse off, and the White Sox are that team. The league’s worst offense comes to Target Field having just ended a four-game losing streak, winning Monday night’s series finale in Houston by beating the lowly Astros 4-2. The White Sox entered Monday last in the American League in runs, hits, doubles, sacrifice hits, walks and on-base percentage. … Chris Sale is a fabulous young pitcher. He has held opponents to a .189 batting average — but he is only 5-5 because of awful run support. … Chicago has lost 20 games after taking a lead.

La VELLE E. NEAL III

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
7:10 PM ET123456789RHE
Chicago WSoxC. Sale (9-1)000
MinnesotaL. Darnell (0-0)000
@theBallpark
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box

ADVERTISEMENT

Toronto 0 Top 5th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Washington - G. Gonzalez 3:05 PM
Cincinnati - J. Cueto
St. Louis - S. Miller 3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Arrieta
Baltimore - B. Norris 3:10 PM
Seattle - C. Young
Arizona - J. Collmenter 6:05 PM
Philadelphia - C. Lee
NY Mets - J. Niese 6:10 PM
Milwaukee - W. Peralta
San Diego - O. Despaigne 6:10 PM
Atlanta - J. Teheran
Miami - T. Koehler 6:10 PM
Houston - J. Cosart
Boston - J. Lackey 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Hellickson
Chicago WSox - C. Sale 6:10 PM
Minnesota - L. Darnell
Cleveland - Z. McAllister 6:10 PM
Kansas City - J. Guthrie
Oakland - S. Gray 7:05 PM
Texas - N. Tepesch
Pittsburgh - J. Locke 7:10 PM
Colorado - T. Matzek
Los Angeles - C. Kershaw 8:05 PM
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong
Detroit - J. Verlander 8:05 PM
LA Angels - M. Shoemaker
Sporting Kansas City 6:00 PM
Toronto FC
Columbus 6:30 PM
New England
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Los Angeles 3:00 PM
Seattle
Indiana 7:00 PM
San Antonio
New York 9:00 PM
Phoenix
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the Twins replace Ron Gardenhire?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close