With “only” seven strikeouts in the nightcap, the Chicago White Sox are one K shy of tying the major league record at 1,571, set by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017.
Just three White Sox had positive WPAs in the nightcap: Daniel Palka (.017), José Rondón (.020) and team MVP Omar Narváez, with two hits and a .033 WPA.
Getting blown up for seven earned runs in 1 1⁄3 innings ballooned Lucas Giolito’s final season ERA to 6.13, worst in the majors.
Giolito had thrown at least six innings in each of his last eight road starts before tonight, going 4-2, with a 3.44 ERA and seven quality starts.
Giolito has 10 wins — the same number as major league ERA leader (1.70) and presumptive NL Cy Young winner Jacob DeGrom.
The doubleheader sweep was the first of the White Sox in Minnesota in more than 38 years (Sept. 21, 1980).