On Aug. 17, Kyle Gibson threw the first nine-inning complete game of his career in a victory over the Braves, using 115 pitches. Since then, he's failed to throw more than 5.1 innings in his next two outings. The Twins could use a longer outing today since Ervin Santana lasted just five innings on Thursday against the White Sox.

Gibson is 1-1 against the White Sox this season - but threw seven shutout innings at them the last time he faced them, June 28 in Chicago.

Lefthander Buddy Boshers was activated from the disabled list on Friday and has joined the club. Manager usually don't want to divulge if a pitcher is available or not, but Twins skipper Paul Molitor had no problem saying Boshers would not be in the mix on Friday. That's because Boshers threw 32 pitches last night for Class AAA Rochester before flying to the Twin Cities.

No Joe Mauer today against White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon. That allowed Molitor to shuffle the lineup around and get Eduardo Escobar in a third base.

Speaking of Escobar, he and Brian Dozier made an appearance at the State Fair today. Dozier liked the cheese curds, blueberry corn dog and Sweet Martha's cookies. He did not like the tofu on the stick.

White Sox

Adam Eaton, CF
Tyler Saladina, 2B
Melky Cabrera, LF
Jose Abreu, 1B
Justin Morneau, DH
Todd Frazier, 3B
Avisail Garcia, RF
Omar Narvaez, C
Carlos Sanchez, SS

Carlos Rodon, LHP


Brian Dozier, 2B
Jorge Polanco, SS
Trevor Plouffe, 1B
Miguel Sano, DH
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Max Kepler, RF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Logan Schafer, LF
Byron Buxton, CF

Kyle Gibson, RHP

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