Tonight the Minnesota Twins head back home from a seven game road trip that saw them go 2-5 against the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles. Now sporting an AL Central worst 60-77 record, Minnesota will look to leap-frog the bottom dwelling Chicago White Sox as well.
Coming into the short two game series, the White Sox are the owners of a 62-75 record. Both Minnesota and Chicago have gone 3-7 in their last ten, but yes, somebody will have to win each of these two games.
In game one, the White Sox will send Hector Noesi to oppose the Twins Tommy Milone. Still a solid trade return from the Athletics, the Twins are hoping Milone can put together a nice month of September prior to heading into the offseason. He struggled again last time out allowing four runs and nine hits in just 5.1 innings.
Noesi has been similar for the White Sox this year pitching to an 8-9 record with an ERA sitting at 4.75.
In game two, John Danks will go for the South Siders, while Trevor May will pitch for the Twins. May is still looking for his first major league victory, and while early returns haven’t been great, the ceiling is still very high for the top prospect. Danks has an ERA of 4.88 so both games are opportunities for the Twins to put runs on the board.
Minnesota has hit well of late, sparked mainly by guys like Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas driving in base runners. Jordan Schafer has enjoyed a very nice season in his first with the Twins, and has consistently came across the plate to tally runs. Look for those three to be at the front of the offensive action.
First pitch from Target Field tonight is at 7:10 pm central time. The game can be seen on Fox Sports North.