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The White Sox are looking to hang on to first after a tough game last night

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The White Sox (22-14) are tied for first again after last night’s tough loss to the Twins.

After giving Dallas Keuchel a two-run lead in the first, the Sox failed to score any more runs through the remainder of the evening. Keuchel didn’t have his best stuff, wasn’t in the best health, and the Sox are back in a tie for first with Cleveland. They’re looking for redemption in today’s final outing of the series to solidify their hold over the AL Central. Reynaldo López is making the start tonight, with a 0-1 record and 9.0 ERA he’s going to need some of his best stuff to stay ahead of the Twins.

The Twins (21-16) had lost six in a row, but managed to bounce back to pre-2020 form for a moment last night, with Nelson Cruz going 3-for-3 and Byron Buxton not only making a stellar grab in center to rob Luis Robert of a home run, but also giving the Twins the lead they needed with an RBI single in the seventh. José Berríos is on the hill tonight for the Twins, and he boasts a 2-3 record with a 4.75 ERA. The Sox are going to need to bring the run support to give López a chance at a win tonight.

Tonight’s starting lineups are:

Josh Donaldson’s return to the lineup is poised to make things scary for the White Sox.

The game kicks off at 7:10 p.m. CST. WGN 720 will have radio coverage, with NBC Sports Chicago on TV.

Can the White Sox take the series against their main division rivals, and hold on to their first-place spot?