Jose Quintana (4-1, 1.40 ERA) and Tyler Duffey (0-1, 1.74 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox (21-10) and the Minnesota Twins (8-22) at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won the last game 7-2, and Chicago leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and can be seen on CSCh and FSN.
Quintana pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run and striking out five in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox. Avisail Garcia (.241, 14 Rs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI. Duffey went 6.1 innings, surrendering four and striking out seven in a 4-1 defeat to the Tigers in his last outing. Eduardo Nunez (.365, 12 Rs, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Chicago and Minnesota are White Sox -190, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The White Sox lead the season series, 5-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - CWS
The White Sox hold a 6-1 record against the AL Central Division this season, while the Twins have a 2-12 record against the division.
The White Sox are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Twins have a 2-11 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the White Sox have a slight leg up on the Twins, as the White Sox have won their last two games while the Twins have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 6-4. The White Sox have a 17-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th, Minnesota sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 105 this season. Chicago ranks in the top half with 128.
Ranking 14th, Minnesota is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 96 this season. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 108.
When the White Sox hit at least one home run, they are 14-7. When the Twins hit at least one homer, they have a 6-13 record.