Preview: Twins at White Sox

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Wind: E 5
5-Day Forecast
GAME: Minnesota Twins (48-60) at Chicago White Sox (54-56)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 02 - 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
LINE: 110, -119 TOTAL: 9


Jose Abreu attempts to stretch his hitting streak to 22 games Saturday when the Chicago White Sox host the Minnesota Twins in the second contest of a three-game set. Abreu went 3-for-3 and scored twice as Chicago won a wild 10-8 decision Friday and is closing in on Carlos Lee’s franchise-record 28-game hitting streak. The White Sox have won six of their last eight games while Minnesota is just 4-10 since the All-Star break.

The teams combined for 31 hits in the opener – including 17 by Chicago, which evened the season series at six wins apiece. White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez drove in the tiebreaking run in a four-run eighth inning uprising while notching his seventh two-hit game since the All-Star break. Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 and scored three times in his return from a thumb injury and is 6-for-10 over his last three contests.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), WGN (Chicago)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Yohan Pino (1-3, 4.38 ERA) vs. White Sox RH Scott Carroll (4-6, 4.29)

Pino received a no-decision against Chicago on Sunday when he gave up two runs and four hits in six innings. It was his second no-decision against the White Sox this season, the other occurring when he allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings in his first major-league start on June 19. Pino is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two road outings.

Carroll also received a no-decision when matched against Pino on Sunday as he allowed one run and four hits over six innings. It was his third strong outing in a four-start stretch. Carroll has experienced immense struggles at home, going 2-3 with a 5.82 ERA in 34 innings and allowing opponents to bat .355.

WALK-OFFS

1. White Sox OF Moises Sierra had two hits in the series opener and is 6-for-9 over the last two games.

2. Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 after going hitless in 16 at-bats over a four-game stretch.

3. Chicago DH Paul Konerko is 8-for-18 over his last five games after having two hits on Friday.

PREDICTION: White Sox 8, Twins 5

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Minnesota 48-60 L3 24-29 24-31 13-15 21-21 8-15 6-9
Chi. White Sox 54-56 W2 28-24 26-32 12-10 24-25 8-13 10-8

Last Meeting

Minnesota Chi. White Sox
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/1/14 MIN 8 CHW 10 .341 1 .860 .425 1 1.089

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIN K. Suzuki .447 17 1.031
CHW J. Abreu .388 19 1.089
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIN J. Willingham 2 7 5
CHW A. De Aza 3 8 6
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIN 5.43 .250 82
CHW 4.43 .305 93
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
MIN K. Suzuki .309 96 .768
CHW J. Abreu .310 116 1.003
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
MIN B. Dozier 19 75 48
CHW J. Abreu 31 58 84
Pitching ERA Avg K
MIN 4.36 .245 665
CHW 4.18 .258 782

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
100
9
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu
-120
110
100
9
CarbonSports -125 105
100
9
GTBets.eu -120 110
100
9
Top Bet -124
114
100
9
SBO.ag OFF OFF OFF
BetDSI -125 105
100
9
Sportsbook -125 105
100
9
BookMaker.eu -125 105
100
9
Vegas Odds
LVH OFF OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Minnesota Overall Chi. White Sox
48-60 W/L 54-56
53-55 RL W/L 60-50
52-51-5 O/U 56-51-3
4.10 Runs For 4.40
4.54 Runs Against 4.49
Minnesota A/H Chi. White Sox
24-31 W/L 28-24
35-20 RL W/L 25-27
26-27-2 O/U 27-25-0
4.05 Runs For 4.35
4.24 Runs Against 4.46