Three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field
All games on BSN, 830-AM
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m.: RHP Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.02 ERA) vs. RHP Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.37)
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP J.A. Happ (2-0, 1.91) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (1-1, 3.79)
Thursday, 1:10 p.m.: RHP Michael Pineda (2-1, 2.43) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (5-0, 0.58)
It's the Twins' first meeting this season with the White Sox. The teams will also meet for three games at Target Field next week. … A rainout Sunday at Detroit gave the Twins two consecutive days off; at 12-20, they are seven games behind the White Sox. … IF-OF Luis Arraez (concussion) is expected back during the series. … CF Byron Buxton (hip flexor) and 1B Alex Kirilloff (wrist) are on the injured list. … In their past six games, Twins starters have gone 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA. Starters have a 3.85 ERA, fourth-best in the AL. … The Twins' 106 extra-base hits this season are second most in the majors, behind Boston (120), but the Twins have only 156 singles, ninth fewest in MLB. … They are 0-8 when trailing after seven innings.
White Sox update
Chicago is coming off a sweep at Kansas City and leads the AL Central at 19-13. … The White Sox lead the majors in run differential (+53). … White Sox starters lead MLB with a 2.66 ERA, including a 2.33 mark with 150 strikeouts over the past 25 games. … The Sox are 7-1 vs. lefthanded starters after going 14-0 last season. … Manager Tony La Russa needs 16 victories to tie John McGraw (2,763) for second most all-time. … OF Luis Robert (hip flexor), Adam Engel (hamstring) and Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) are out with long-term injuries. … 1B Jose Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, again leads the way with six home runs and 26 RBI. … Rodon threw a no-hitter vs. Cleveland on April 15.