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Six Pack of Stats: Twins 5, White Sox 1

Minnesota bounced back from two straight losses against the South Siders to close the series in Chicago

An even game until the fifth, the Twins won after the White Sox rallied to a .545 WPA in the seventh.

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox, 5-1, at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Twins recovered after dropping the first two games of the series, improving to 68-64 now half a game back of Cleveland for the AL Central lead. The White Sox fall to .500 (67-67) and 2 12 games back of the division lead.

The Starters

Dylan Bundy (8-6) got the win for Minnesota, going five scoreless with four punchouts.

Bundy threw five pitches across his 66-pitch outing, using his slider most often (36%). He had a 63% whiff rate with the pitch, and a 62% CSW rate on his 4-seamer. Bundy gained spin on his entire arsenal and gained velocity on every pitch except his sinker (two pitches).

Bundy’s five-inning win by the numbers:

Baseball Savant

Lucas Giolito (L, 10-9), went five innings, giving up two earned on a two-run homer.

Giolito threw four pitches in his 95-pitch outing, using his 4-seamer 51 times. He had eight called strikes on the pitch, along with three swings-and-misses.

Here’s the data behind Giolito’s 95-pitch start:

Baseball Savant

Pressure Play

With runners on the corners, two out in the bottom of the seventh and the Twins leading, 2-1, White Sox second baseman Romy González struck out swinging against Jhoan Duran to end the inning, after Duran induced a fielder’s choice out at home in the previous at-bat.

Romy’s at-bat had a 3.97 LI, the most of the game. The game’s LI level reached greater than 3.00 in the seventh and fourth innings.

Pressure Cooker

Duran led all players with a 2.14 pLI in his 1 23 scoreless innings.

Top Play

With one on, one out in the top of the fifth, Twins shortstop Carlos Correa homered to put Minnesota ahead, 2-0.

The two-run blast added .242 WPA for Minnesota.

Top Performer

Duran added .384 WPA for the Twins, going 1-2-3 in the eighth after getting Minnesota out of a jam in the seventh.


Luckiest hit: Twins left fielder Jake Cave hit a .180 xBA single in the top of the eighth.

Toughest out: White Sox DH Eloy Jiménez barreled a 107.6 mph, .870 xBA line out to right while leading off the seventh.

Hardest hit: Correa lined a 114 mph double to left in the top of the ninth.

Weakest contact: Twins DH José Miranda hit a 49.6 mph ground out to first in the top of the fifth.

Longest hit: Correa’s homer was three feet shy of 400.

Magic Number: 2

Eloy Jiménez has barreled in two straight games for the White Sox.

Minnesota and Chicago combined for seven barrels in today’s game.


Hard-hit is any ball off the bat at 95 mph or more
LI measures pressure per play
pLId measures total pressure faced in-game
Whiff a swing-and-miss
WPA win probability added measures contributions to the win
xBA expected batting average


Who was the White Sox MVP in the 5-1 loss to the Twins?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    AJ Pollock: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, K, .246 WPA
    (11 votes)
  • 5%
    Jimmy Lambert: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, H, K, .036 WPA
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Yasmani Grandal: 1-for-3, .036 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 17%
    Reynaldo Lopez: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, K, .032 WPA
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Gavin Sheets: 1-for-3, R, .031 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    Elvis Andrus: 2-for-4, K, .021 WPA
    (2 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now


Who was the White Sox Cold Cat in the 5-1 loss to the Twins?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Leury Garcia: 0-for-3, K, -.255 WPA
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Romy Gonzalez: 0-for-3, 2 K, -.156 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 5%
    Andrew Vaughn: 0-for-4, K, -.133 WPA
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Kendall Graveman: 0.1 IP, K, run scored on wild pitch, -.090 WPA
    (1 vote)
  • 23%
    Vince Velasquez: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, -.153 WPA
    (4 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now