In the first of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox (38-38) and the Minnesota Twins (24-51) at U.S. Cellular Field, Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.04 ERA) and Kyle Gibson (0-5, 6.05 ERA) get the ball. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 28 and will air on CSN+ and FSN.
In his most recent outing, Quintana pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs, striking out one and walking six in an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox. Melky Cabrera (.297, 35 Rs, 8 HRs, 39 RBIs) continued his strong season Sunday, going 3 for 4 with one RBI. The Twins were victorious over the Phillies 6-5 the last time Gibson pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing five runs (one unearned), striking out five and walking two. Eduardo Nunez (.312, 35 Rs, 10 HRs, 29 RBIs, 17 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 5 Sunday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The White Sox are a slight -120 road favorite for this AL Central Tuesday night battle. The total is 8.
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The Twins are struggling at 5-19 in their division, while the White Sox sit at 12-18.
The White Sox are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Twins have an 8-26 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 6-40. The White Sox have a 5-32 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 21st in home runs, Chicago has hit 78 this season. Minnesota ranks 18th with 83 home runs.
Ranking 20th, Minnesota is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 223 this season. Chicago ranks in the top half at 14th with 236.
When the White Sox hit at least one home run, they are 26-23. When the Twins hit at least one homer, they have a 21-25 record.