The Minnesota Twins came into this series knowing that this was the part of the schedule that was going to get easier. On paper, that seemed to be true. The Chicago White Sox were standing in the middle of the American League Central standings, but far enough away from the Twins and Cleveland Indians, that they weren’t considered to be contenders.
With the run that the Indians had put together playing the White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals to get back into the division race, it was imperative that the Twins take advantage of a softer stretch of the schedule to put some room between themselves and Cleveland in the standings.
Three days later, that simply didn’t happen.
Less than 24 hours after getting blown away by the Twins in a 14-4 laugher on Tuesday night, the White Sox regrouped and countered strongly. With Lucas Giolito and Jose Abreu leading the way, Chicago was able to take two-of-three games from the division-leading Twins and left more questions than answers before the Twins take a day off before hosting the Tigers over the weekend.