White Sox Game Notes For Thursday vs. Minnesota
* The White Sox and Twins will face each other for the second time this season after Minnesota won, 4-0, on April 12. The other three games of this series were postponed due to heavy snow. The Twins have won four in a row against the White Sox and six of the last eight matchups overall.
* After starting the season 8-5, Minnesota have since lost 11 of its past 13 games to fall to 10-16. The Twins have gone 3-9 on the road and have lost seven consecutive away games.
* Chicago followed their longest win streak of the young season (three games) with a four-game losing streak. The White Sox have gone 2-10 at home; their .167 home win percentage is the lowest mark in MLB.
* Both the Twins and White Sox have gotten power from the leadoff spot; Yoan Moncada is second in the AL with six home runs from the top spot while Brian Dozier is tied with two others for fifth with four homers when batting first.
* In his two losses this year, Jake Odorizzi has allowed five total home runs, while he has allowed two across his other four starts. Over the course of his career, Odorizzi is 6-13 when he starts and allows two or more home runs compared to 36-27 when he allows fewer than two.
* Reynaldo Lopez is yet to allow more than two earned runs in any of his starts this season. Lopez is the only White Sox pitcher since at least 1913 to have no wins and an ERA under 2.00 through five starts in a season.