Twins at White Sox series preview
Chicago first stop on road trip
3-GAME SERIES AT GUARANTEED RATE FIELD
Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Derek Holland (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: Adalberto Mejia (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (1-0, 1.29) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (0-1, 10.13)
The Twins were 7-12 against the White Sox last season, including 3-6 in Chicago. … Miguel Sano homered off of Gonzalez last season, the last time they faced each other. Sano and Max Kepler have a hit in four straight games, counting the last game of 2016. … While Jason Castro will likely sit against most lefthanded starters, Holland shouldn’t be one of them. Castro is 4-for-12 against Holland with a home run, and he has reached base in nine of his first 12 plate appearances this season. … Speaking of lefties, Joe Mauer is a career .324 hitter against Quintana with two home runs.
WHITE SOX UPDATE
Chris Sale is in Boston. Adam Eaton is in Washington. While this could be a long season for the South Siders, Chicago has added young talent that’s close to major league ready … The White Sox awoke on Thursday having more rainouts (two) than games played (one). That led to Quintana possibly being pushed back in the rotation until Monday. But he’s going to face the Twins on Sunday. Quintana is 6-6 with a 4.17 ERA in his career against the Twins. … Tim Anderson is Chicago’s shortstop of the present and future. He broke in last season and hit .407 in 12 games against the Twins. … Former Twin Anthony Swarzak is a White Sox reliever.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III