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stats_logo_400x225* The Twins are tied for fifth in the majors with 38 come-from-behind victories, their most since 2009 (39).

* The White Sox were swept in a four-game series by the Indians for the third time this season. It is the first time since 1963 that a team was swept in three four-game series by an opponent (Dodgers over Mets).

* Since September 1, Josmil Pinto is fourth in the AL  in batting average (.405, 15/37), slugging percentage (.703), and OPS (1.166) (minimum 40 PA).

* Marcus Semien is the first White Sox player with four multi-hit games within his first eight Major League games since Craig Wilson in 1998.

* Liam Hendricks’ .364 (28/77) opponent batting average after getting ahead in the count 0-1 is the highest in the majors this season (minimum 75 batters faced).

* Erik Johnson was lifted after only 3.2 innings in his last start. Since September 1, the White Sox have had six games in which their starter went no more than 4.0 innings, the most in the majors.

stats_logo_400x225* Cleveland has won 11 of its 13 meetings with the White Sox this season and will be looking to extend its current win streak against them to nine in a row.

* The White Sox have just two wins in their last 13 games, however, they have won seven of their last nine games against AL Central foes. Chicago has scored the fewest runs among all AL teams this season (537).

* The Indians have lost each of their last two games after losing just two of their previous eight contests. Cleveland owns a record of 26-17 in one-run games this season – the fourth-best mark in the majors.
* John Danks is 0-2 with a 7.84 ERA in his last two starts after going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his previous two starts. Danks is 0-5 with a 6.52 ERA in seven career home starts against Cleveland.

* Corey Kluber will be making his second start since returning from the DL. Kluber earned a win in his first start back, allowing just two runs on five hits in five innings against the Mets last Saturday.

* Jason Kipnis has 24 RBI in his career against the White Sox – the second-most RBI in his career against any opponent (34 vs. Minnesota).

stats_logo_400x225* The Tigers have won eight of their 13 overall meetings with the White Sox this season, including four of their seven trips to Chicago.

* The White Sox snapped their nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory yesterday in Baltimore. Chicago has won two straight and four of its last five home games.

* Detroit has just two wins in its last seven games. The Tigers are hitting .287 with runners in scoring position this season – the second-best mark in the majors.

* Max Scherzer, who picked up his second loss of the season in his last start last Tuesday against Boston, is 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his last five starts against the White Sox.

* Chris Sale owns a record of 4-1 in his last six starts after posting a 1-5 mark in his previous six starts. Sale is 2-4 with a 4.10 ERA in six career starts against the Tigers.

* Miguel Cabrera has four homers and eight RBI in his eight games against the White Sox this season. However, he has just two hits (2-for-14) in his last five games overall.

stats_logo_400x225* The White Sox have won six consecutive games against the Yankees, including all three matchups between the teams this season. Chicago has lost four of its last six road games against the Yanks.

* The White Sox have lost each of their last three games after losing just two of their previous 12 contests. Chicago owns the third-worst record in the majors this season (56-79).

* New York owns a record of 12-3 at home since July 28, which is tied for the best home record in the majors in that span (Atlanta, 16-4). The Yankees have split their last 10 games overall.

* The White Sox have won each of Jose Quintana’s last three starts, while he has posted a quality start in each of those outings. Quintana has won each of his two career starts against the Yankees.
* Phil Hughes is 0-6 with a 5.64 ERA in his last nine starts and will be seeking his first win since July 2. Hughes is 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA in his last four starts against the White Sox.

* Derek Jeter has homered in each of his last three games against the White Sox, however, he is hitless in his last three games overall (0-for-11).

stats_logo_400x225* The Astros took three of four games from the White Sox in June, improving to 13-12 in the all-time regular-season series. However, Chicago did sweep Houston, 4-0, in the 2005 World Series.

* The Astros’ 2-1 record versus Toronto this weekend represented their third series victory over the last four series. For the season overall, Houston’s 11-29-2 (.286) series record is the worst mark in MLB.

* After taking two of three games from Texas this weekend, the White Sox are arguably the hottest team in baseball. They’re 8-1 over their past nine games, the highest winning percentage (.889) by any club since August 16.

* With a batting average of .278, Jason Castro is on pace to join Craig Biggio (1990 and 1991) as the only catchers to ever lead the Astros in batting average (based on primary position in given season).

* Brett Oberholtzer is 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA since making his first start on July 31. The only American Leaguers with lower ERA’s (minimum 4 GS) over that span are Max Scherzer (1.56) and Derek Holland (1.67).

* In his fifth career start last Wednesday, Andre Rienzo allowed two runs over 6.0 innings to earn his first career victory. He thus became the first player born to Brazil to post a major-league win.

stats_logo_400x225* The White Sox have won seven of the last nine games in this series, including two of the three meetings in 2013.

* The Rangers have won their last 16 games when scoring four or more runs. The last time they lost a game when scoring 4+ runs was on July 26, losing 11-8 to the Indians.

* Chicago has won its last six games, its longest single-season win streak since taking six in a row, August 20-26, 2012. The last time the White Sox won at least seven straight games in a single season was May 23-June 1, 2012 (9 straight).

* Martin Perez has won his last three starts. The last Rangers’ left hander to win four straight starts in a single season was Matt Harrison, May 22-June 8, 2012.

* Adrian Beltre is batting .412 (28/68) so far this month, which is the highest average by any Rangers’ player in the month of August (minimum 50 PA) since Frank Catalanotto hit .431 in August 2001.

* Chris Sale has never lost in seven career appearances (three starts) against the Rangers, going 3-0 with a 3.38 (9/24.0) ERA. The Rangers are one of five teams that Sale has faced at least five times in his career, but never lost to (Red Sox, Angels, Yankees, Mariners).

* Minnesota leads the season series 9-3, including having won four of their six home meetings.

stats_logo_400x225* The White Sox have had seven or more hits in 11 straight games, which is tied with the Detroit Tigers for the longest active streak in the majors.

* The Twins lead the majors with 21 home runs so far in August. The last time they led the majors in home runs in any single month was back in May 1986 (49 HR).

* Andre Rienzo is the first person born in Brazil to ever pitch in the majors. He is also the only White Sox pitcher since 1921 to receive a no decision in each of his first three career starts when pitching at least five innings in each start.

* Alexei Ramirez is batting .392 (20/51) with seven runs and nine RBI during his current 11-game hitting streak. This is Ramirez’s longest single-season batting streak since his career-long 15-game one, August 6-21, 2010.

* Joe Mauer tied his career high for hits in a game when he had five against the Indians on Wednesday. Mauer’s five career 5+ hit games are tied with Juan Pierre, Alfonso Soriano and Alex Rodriguez for the second most by an active player (Ichiro Suzuki – 7).

stats_logo_400x225* The Tigers lost, 5-4, to the Yankees on Sunday, dropping their first series since July 19-21 against the Royals in the process. Detroit is now 17-3 in its last 20 games overall – second best of any team in the majors since July 21 (Dodgers – 18-3).
* Chicago dropped a 5-2 decision to Minnesota yesterday, losing three of four to the Twins over the weekend after sweeping the Yankees three straight in its previous series. The White Sox are just 20-48 in their last 68 contests since beginning the season with a mark of 24-24 in their first 48 games.
* Detroit has defeated Chicago three straight and six of the last seven times these two clubs have met. Dating to May 15 last season, the Tigers are 16-5 in their last 21 games vs. the White Sox overall.
* Doug Fister went 6.0 innings and allowed just two runs (both earned) vs. the Indians in his last outing, and including a no-decision in that contest, is now 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last five starts overall. Fister is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in his last three appearances against the White Sox.
* Chris Sale beat the Yankees in his last outing (7.1 IP, 0 ER), snapping his personal three-game losing streak in the process. Sale is 1-4 with a 4.68 ERA in five career starts against the Tigers.
* Miguel Cabrera went deep in his third straight game yesterday, and is now batting .424 with four homers and 11 RBI during his current nine-game hitting streak. Including at least one RBI in six consecutive contests, Cabrera has 1233 RBI since joining MLB in 2003 – second most of any player

stats_logo_400x225* The Minnesota Twins have taken six of the eight meetings with the Chicago White Sox this season, averaging 5.6 runs per game compared to Chicago’s 4.1 runs per game.

* The Twins are just 49-62 on the season, but have won 12 of their last 21 games. Of those 12 wins, six were one run wins. Of the nine losses, five were by five or more runs.

* The White Sox completed their second-consecutive sweep of the Yankees on Wednesday. It was the first time the White Sox swept the Yankees in back-to-back series where each series was at least three games long since 1913.

* John Danks has pitched at least six innings in each of his last eight starts, allowing three or fewer runs in six of those starts. His last start not pitching at least six innings came against the Twins on June 20 when he allowed six runs on a career-high 12 hits over five innings.

* Liam Hendriks was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start on Friday. Each of Hendriks’s two career starts against the White Sox have been quality starts, but he received zero runs of support in each and lost both games.

* Alex Rios, who was recently claimed on waivers by the Rangers, is in the middle of a nine-game hitting streak during which he has hit .324 with six RBI and four stolen bases.

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