The Chicago White Sox visit the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a three-game series between the two rivals in the American League Central.
The White Sox were off Monday, but beat Milwaukee Sunday 6-1 and has won two of its last three games after winning just 1 of its prior 7 games. Daniel Palka and Adam Engel smacked back to back home runs as the White Sox scored three runs in the sixth inning.
Minnesota was victorious on Sunday for the third straight game beating the Cleveland Indians 7-5. Eddie Rosario hit three homers including a walk-off two-run homer during the ninth. The Twins cut the Cleveland lead in the AL Central to 3 ½ games.
Jose Abreu leads Chicago with a .300 batting average and has a team high 65 hits and 32 RBIs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox in home runs with 11. Chicago has a team batting average of .245 while opposing hitters are averaging .259 at the plate against White Sox pitching. On Wednesday, the White Sox will send Hector Santiago to the mound. The left-hander this season is 1-2 with an ERA of 5.10, 41 KS and 27 BBs.
Eddie Rosario leads Minnesota with a batting average of .317 and a team high 69 hits, 13 home runs and 40 RBIs. Minnesota has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging .251 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Wednesday, the Twins will send Jake Odorizzi to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-2 with an ERA of 4.14, 61 Ks and 26 BBs.