White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota
* The White Sox lost to the Tigers, 3-2, in Detroit on Wednesday after the Tigers tied it in the eighth and walked off in the ninth. Detroit swept the three-game series, dropping the White Sox’ road record to 28-40. After four games in Minnesota, Chicago returns home to face the Tigers again.
* The Twins lost to the Indians, 8-4, in Cleveland on Wednesday, as the Indians completed a three-game sweep. Minnesota has now lost 13 straight, one shy of tying the Twins team record of 14, done in 1982. The streak has seen them fall behind Atlanta for the worst record in baseball.
* The White Sox have dominated the season series so far between the teams, taking nine out of 12, and holding the Twins to just over three runs per game. Last season, Minnesota was 8-2 against Chicago at home, but this year, they’re just 2-4.
* Jose Quintana allowed two runs (one earned) in 7.2 innings against the Mariners on Saturday, picking up his 11th win of the season, and lowering his season ERA to 2.77. He is looking to tie a career-high with a ninth-straight quality start. His current streak of eight is already the longest for the team this season.
* Ervin Santana allowed six runs (all earned) in 6.2 innings, taking a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday. Santana has made three starts against the White Sox this year, going 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA. Santana has the lowest run support per nine innings (3.54) in the American League this season among qualifiers.
* Joe Mauer has 18 career home runs against the White Sox, more than against any other team. However, in 11 games against them this year, he’s hitting just .138. The only team Mauer is hitting worse against this season is the Yankees (.095).