Four-game series at Target Field
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (1-1, 3.29 ERA) vs. RHP Lucas Giolito (0-1, 6.17)
Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN Plus, 830-AM: TBA vs. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-0, 6.55)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Lance Lynn (0-1, 5.00) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-2, 8.68)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (1-0, 2.20) vs. RHP Carson Fulmer (0-1, 5.59)
The Twins have lost the season series to the White Sox only three times in the past 17 seasons, yet they are only 40-36 vs. Chicago at Target Field. … The series is expected to be affected by inclement weather — rain is in the forecast for Friday, snow for Saturday, and weekend highs are expected to be around 30 degrees. The White Sox return to Minnesota on June 5-7 (and both teams have June 4 off), and the teams close the season here Sept. 28-30. … The most likely candidates for Friday’s start are RHP Phil Hughes, currently on a rehab stint at Fort Myers, and LHP Adalberto Mejia, currently at Class AAA Rochester. … RHP Addison Reed was drafted by the White Sox and played his first three seasons in Chicago, a teammate of IF Eduardo Escobar in 2011-12. LHP Zach Duke spent 2015-16 with the White Sox.
White Sox update
Chicago is 4-7, ending a five-game losing streak Wednesday by beating Tampa Bay 2-1, its first victory in six home games this season. DH Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, his fifth home run this season, putting him one ahead of Brian Dozier and Mike Trout for the AL lead. … The White Sox went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position Wednesday, dropping their average in those situations to .163, second worst in the AL only to Cleveland. … The White Sox bullpen has a collective 5.59 ERA, second worst in the AL. Their starters have a 4.72 ERA. … SS Tim Anderson leads the league with six stolen bases and has yet to be caught. … Giolito and Lopez were acquired from Washington for OF Adam Eaton in December 2016. Lopez has given up only one run in each of his two starts, but Chicago lost both games. … LHP Carlos Rodon is on the disabled list following shoulder surgery. … Former Twins LHP Hector Santiago made the team as a long reliever.