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  W: J. Berríos (7-2)   L: R. López (3-5)
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT, May 24, 2019
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota  Attendance: 29,638

White Sox up next for red-hot Twins

According to STATS
According to STATS

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

  1. The Twins have won 12 of the last 16 games against the White Sox in Minnesota despite each team recording exactly 141 hits. In those 16 games, the Twins hit .304 with runners in scoring position while the White Sox hit just .243 with RISP.
  2. The White Sox won their last two games against the Astros, scoring 13 runs, as many runs as they had in their previous six games combined. They recorded 11 hits in the last game and have yet to lose when getting more than 10 hits this season (9-0).
  3. The Twins scored 16 runs and hit eight home runs against the Angels on Thursday, their fourth game with at least six home runs this season. That is already tied for the second-most games with at least six homers in a single season in MLB history -- only the 2000 Astros had more (five).
  4. Reynaldo Lopez has a 2.78 ERA in six starts against AL Central opponents this season compared to a 9.30 ERA in all other starts. Lopez has made two starts at Target Field in his career with a 1.38 ERA while allowing just five hits.
  5. Jonathan Schoop had his fourth multi-homer game of the season on Thursday, the most in MLB history by a second baseman before the start of June (counting only HR while playing 2B).
  6. Thursday was the third time this season the Twins have scored 16+ runs in a game, all of which have come on the road. They're the first MLB team to have 3 such games on the road prior to June in a season since the Boston Reds of the American Association in 1891.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/24/2019 thru 5/26/2019

Following a 6-1 West Coast road trip that saw them smash 22 home runs and outscore the opposition, 67-29, the Minnesota Twins open a five-game homestand with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox starting Friday night in Minneapolis.

Right-hander Jose Berrios (6-2, 3.39 ERA), who is 7-1 with a 2.12 ERA and .183 opponents' batting average in nine career starts against Chicago, will start for the Twins. Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (3-4, 5.14) will start for the White Sox.

Lopez is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in four career starts against the Twins, including 0-1 and a 1.38 ERA in two starts at Target Field. But he'll be going against a Minnesota team that is putting up some historic numbers offensively.

The Twins finished their road trip with a 16-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon in Anaheim, Calif., that featured their second eight-homer game in the span of five weeks, joining the 2005 Texas Rangers as the only teams in major league history to have multiple eight-homer games in the same season.

"I think it's easy to say that it's pretty amazing," Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. "You don't see that in baseball very often. I know I haven't seen anything like it. Our guys, they continually go up there, and they don't give at-bats away. They just keep going at it."

Minnesota has had at least six home runs in a game four times this season. That's one more than the rest of MLB combined, with the Dodgers, Yankees and Cubs accomplishing the feat once each.

The Twins also have 98 homers through 49 games, which ties the major league mark held by the 2000 Cardinals and the 1999 Mariners. They are on pace to hit 324 home runs this season, which would shatter the major league mark of 266 set by the Yankees last season.

"It's a pretty good feeling to be part of this offense," first baseman C.J. Cron, signed off waivers in November after being released by Tampa Bay, told MLB.com after going 5-for-6 with a homer, two doubles and three runs scored in Thursday's win. "When you're hitting like this, it's contagious, and everyone wants to contribute. And once we start hitting, it kind of piles on like it did today. So, it's been a really fun start."

Minnesota has six players with nine or more home runs, led by Eddie Rosario (14) and Cron (13). Jonathan Schoop and Max Kepler, who is day-to-day after banging his right knee against the fence in the ninth inning Thursday, each have 10 homers. American League batting leader Jorge Polanco (.344) and catcher Mitch Garver, who didn't make the trip with a high-ankle sprain, both have nine.

Chicago comes in off a split of its four-game series at AL West-leading Houston that concluded with a 4-0 complete-game shutout by Lucas Giolito on Thursday night. Giolito gave up just four singles while striking out nine.

"He was fantastic," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "He was excellent. He was superior. He executed (and) maintained his poise throughout the whole ball game."

"This (win) means a lot to us because this is one of the best teams in the business," outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who hit his third homer in two games, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "They have a lot of stars. To get two games against them is really good. It gives us more confidence."

--Field Level Media

Updated May 24, 2019

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