THREE-GAME SERIES AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Ervin Santana (4-4, 4.93) vs. RHP Erik Johnson (1-0, 4.50)

Saturday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

LHP Tommy Milone (8-4, 3.54) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (8-10, 3.60)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (9-10, 3.87) vs. LHP Chris Sale (12-8, 3.31)

 

TWINS UPDATE

They are 30-41 on the road but are 3-3 so far on this three-city trip against a pair of first-place teams, Houston and Kansas City. … They are 1 games behind Texas for the final wild-card spot in the American League. … They are 11-5 against the White Sox this season, having outscored them 93-47, and have clinched the season series for the sixth time in the past 10 seasons. They have lost the series only once in that time, in 2012. … They are 3-3 at U.S. Cellular Field this year, and 88-105 all-time. … RHP Ervin Santana is 5-6 with a 3.92 ERA in his career against Chicago. … 1B Joe Mauer owns a .327 lifetime average at the Cell, with nine home runs. … This will be the first appearance in Chicago for rookies Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.

 

WHITE SOX UPDATE

They have won five of their past seven games, but at 66-72, they appear headed to their third consecutive losing season. … They are 34-34 at home after dropping two out of three to Cleveland this week. … They are 25-35 against their fellow Central Division teams. … They rank 14th in the AL in scoring with just 543 runs, and seventh in runs allowed, with 586. … Rookie OF Trayce Thompson is batting .408 (20-49) with eight extra-base hits, a .453 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage since being called up from Class AAA on Aug. 4. … LHP John Danks, who has allowed 16 runs in 7⅔ innings against the Twins this season, will be replaced this weekend by call-up RHP Erik Johnson. … LHP Chris Sale has not won since Aug. 21, and owns a 6.30 ERA in five starts against the Twins this year.

PHIL MILLER