Three-game series at Target Field
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (13-7, 3.24 ERA) vs. RHP James Shields (2-4, 5.63)
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Jose Berrios (11-6, 4.04) vs. LHP Derek Holland (7-13, 6.05)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10, 6.35) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (7-10, 4.30)
After a 4-4 road trip, The Twins are 17-10 in August. A sweep of the series would give them only their second 20-win calendar month of the past 25 seasons (they went 20-7 in May 2015) and the 10th in Twins history. … They are 31-35 at home but have won seven of their past nine at Target Field. … They are 9-7 against the White Sox this season, including 3-3 at home, but last week they lost three of five games at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field. … Colon is 4-1 in August and can become the fourth Twins pitcher in the last decade, and first since Ricky Nolasco in May 2015, to win five games in a calendar month. Colon, who pitched for Chicago in 2003 and 2009, is 11-8 with a 3.81 ERA in 23 career starts against the White Sox, but he has not faced them since shutting them out on five hits on May 31, 2013.
WHITE SOX UPDATE
Despite winning four of five, Chicago (52-77) still owns the AL’s worst record. The White Sox are 22-43 on the road, including 3-13 since the All-Star break. … They are 26-30 against AL Central teams, however. … They will have a different look than when the Twins played them last week, because rookies Yoan Moncada, who hit three doubles in the five-game series in Chicago, and Nicky Delmonico, who homered and scored five times, are both on the disabled list. Moncada has a bruised right shin, Delmonico a right wrist sprain. … Their 147 home runs put them on pace for 185 this season, their most in five years. … Holland has given up 21 runs in 20 innings vs. the Twins this year, but he limited them to one run on three hits over six innings Thursday.