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Gamethread: Twins at White Sox (nightcap)

Tim Anderson and the South Siders look to take the second game

MLB: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox
Setting the table: Tim Anderson has been excellent at the top of the order for the White Sox. Since June 27, Anderson is slashing .403/.429/.612.
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The White Sox will take on the Twins for the second time today in another seven-inning matchup.

José Berríos, who will start for the Twins, enters this game with a 3.48 ERA, 4.15 xERA, 3.41 FIP, and 2.3 fWAR. This is the third time this month that José Berríos will face the White Sox. On July 1, Berríos allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits in five innings. His game score was only 32 that game, and the White Sox went on to win by a score of 8-5. Berríos pitched much better on July 6, when he allowed only two runs (one earned) in seven innings, striking out 10. His game score was excellent (76), but the White Sox won that game, 4-1.

Against all odds, Reynaldo López is expected to start a game for the White Sox in 2021. López has made one appearance for the White Sox this season, and that was during the 7-1 loss to the Astros on Friday. López pitched two scoreless innings of relief during that game. This season, in Triple-A Charlotte, López had a 7.62 ERA in 39 innings. On the bright side, his FIP (4.49) and xFIP (4.46) were much better and indicated that López ran into some tough luck in the minors.

Here are the starting lineups for the nightcap:

As usual, NBC Sports Chicago will televise the game, and WMVP 1000 AM will have the radio coverage. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m. CST.