CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox (20-10) will take on the division rival Minnesota Twins (8-21) in the second game of a three game weekend series on the south side the of Chicago at 6:10 PM (CT).
The White Sox offense propelled them to a win in game one of the weekend tilt on Friday night, helping Mat Latos run his record to 5-0 with a 2.62 ERA on the season. Pretty Solid for a guy who the White Sox picked up for just $3 Million dollars heading into spring training.
Melky Cabrera led the charge on Friday going 4-5 on the night with three runs batted in. Adam Eaton, Brett Lawrie, and Tyler Saladino all had multi hit games on the night as well. In total the White Sox racked up 10 runs on 14 hits, while holding the lowly Twins to three runs on seven hits.
Austin Jackson, Melky Cabrera, and Adam Eaton continued the highlight reel defense for the White Sox on Friday night with a running catch that took away extra bases for the Twins for each of them.
In the top of the 8th inning White Sox reliever Nate Jones hit Twins hitter Byung Ho Park with a pitch that seemed in all likelihood incidental. Apparently the Twins didn’t agree, because Twins reliever Trevor May plunked White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who had homered earlier in the game.
Abreu didn’t take a liking to the obvious retaliation, and had words with May causing the dugouts and bullpens to clear before calmer heads prevailed. White Sox Manager Robin Ventura was ejected after he let the home plate umpire know that he didn’t agree with his decision to allow Twins pitcher Trevor May to stay in the game, and after some choice words Robin made his way to the showers with a standing ovation from the U.S. Cellular Field Crowd.
White Sox ace Chris Sale will take the ball, and his 6-0 record for the White Sox this evening looking for win number seven on the year. He will be opposed by Twins starter Ervin Santana who boasts a 0-1 record with a 3.15 ERA to date. Follow along with all of the action in the comments section below, and even chat with our writers! Here’s the lineup that Robin Ventura will run out this evening: