White Sox vs Twins – Game Preview – April 23, 2022

Chicago White Sox (6-7, second to AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (4-8, second to AL Central)

Minneapolis; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: White Sox: Vince Velasquez (0-1, 4.15 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, seven strikeouts); Twins: Dylan Bundy (0-0)

ROW: Twins -128, White Sox +108; over/under is 9 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox enter the game against the Minnesota Twins after losing five straight.

Minnesota is 4-8 overall and 2-4 in home games. The Twins rank 10th in the AL with 10 total homers, averaging 0.8 per game.

Chicago is 4-2 in home games and 6-7 overall. The White Sox have the team’s slugging percentage for 10th in the AL at .341.

Saturday’s game is the second time these teams have faced each other this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Arraez is second on the Twins with a .257 batting average, and has two doubles, a home run, four walks and three RBIs. Max Kepler is 8 for 32 with one home run and three RBIs in the last 10 games.

Andrew Vaughn has a brace and three homers for the White Sox. Tim Anderson is 9 for 35 with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .194 batting average, 3.98 ERA, outscored by 14 runs

White Sox: 4-6, .187 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

INJURIES: Twins: Gary Sanchez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Randy Dobnak: 60-day IL (finger), Sonny Gray: 10-day IL (hamstring), Alex Kirilloff: 10-day IL (wrist) , Jorge Alcala: 10-day EV (elbow), Kenta Maeda: 60-day EV (elbow)

White Sox: Luis Robert: day to day (groin), Josh Harrison: day to day (shoulder), Lucas Giolito: 10 days IL (abdominal), Ryan Burr: 10 days IL (shoulder), Yermin Mercedes: 10 days IL days (hand), Lance Lynn: IL 10 days (knee), Joe Kelly: IL 10 days (biceps), Garrett Hook: IL 10 days (elbow), Yoan Moncada: IL 10 days (oblique), Jonathan Stiever: 60 days IT (lat.)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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