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Gamethread: White Sox at Twins

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The South Siders look to get back in the win column against Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Carlos Rodón makes his second straight start against the Twins.
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The White Sox’s three-game losing streak has been filled with slow starts and rallies falling short. At 7:10 p.m. CST against the Twins (35-48), they turn to all-star Carlos Rodón to snap their losing streak. The White Sox (49-35) are 8-2 against Minnesota this season.

We get a pitching rematch from the White Sox’s 8-5 win on July 1.

Rodón (2.37 ERA, 2.48 FIP) is coming off his worst two-game stretch of the season, which still features 17 strikeouts in 10 innings, but also seven earned runs and 11 hits allowed. It includes a five-inning start against the Twins, when he allowed four earned runs, six hits and struck out nine batters. For the White Sox’s currently slow-starting offense, it’s important for Rodón to get back on track and prevent the Twins from gaining confidence early in the game.

Historically, José Berríos (3.52 ERA, 3.59 FIP) has found success against the White Sox, but he struggled in his last start against the South Siders. The White Sox recorded 10 hits, though only turned it into four runs (three earned) before hitting the bullpen hard. It was a rare offensive outburst against Berríos, who has gone 12-2 with a 2.77 ERA and 1.109 WHIP in 18 career starts against the White Sox.

Here are the lineups:

Before the game, the White Sox placed catcher Yasmani Grandal on the 10-day IL with a torn tendon in his left knee. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The White Sox are calling up Seby Zavala. In 2019, Zavala went 1-for-12 with nine strikeouts. They’re also expecting Adam Engel to make his return on Wednesday.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. CST. NBC Sports Chicago will televise this game, while ESPN1000 will have the radio coverage.