* Chicago defeated San Francisco, 7-6, on Wednesday, taking both games in its series with the Giants in the process. The White Sox have scored at least seven runs 17 times (16-1 record) in 2014, matching the number of times they did so during the entire 2013 campaign.
* Minnesota was swept three straight by the Red Sox at Fenway Park in its latest series, and has dropped a season-high five consecutive games overall. Each of the Twins’ last four setbacks has been by a single run
* These clubs opened up their 2014 campaigns vs. each other, with the White Sox taking two of three from the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field in that matchup. Dating to May 13, 2013, Chicago and Minnesota have met 20 times, each team winning 10 of those contests.
* Jose Quintana allowed six runs (all earned) in 6.0 innings vs. the Royals on June 13, losing for the third straight time in the process. Quintana is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last three starts against the Twins.
* Yohan Pino will be appearing in his first-ever MLB game tonight for the Twins. At 30 years, 175 days old, Pino is oldest starter to make his MLB debut for Minnesota all-time (since 1961).
* Jose Abreu snapped his five-game homerless streak with a long ball vs. the Giants on Wednesday, giving him 20 home runs on the season overall – most of any White Sox rookie since Alexei Ramirez went deep 21 times in 2008. Abreu went 5-for-12 (.417) with no HR in his first three career games vs. the Twins earlier this season.