Series Preview: White Sox Vs. Twins

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We made it, Sox fans. from here on out, the games count. 60 games is all we’ll get to see if the South Siders have officially gone from pretender to contender in the A.L. Central.

Their first opponent? The reigning division champion Minnesota Twins. An immediate measuring stick to see if the White Sox new and improved offense can pounce on the Twins average at best pitching.

Dates/Times:

Game 1- Friday, July 24th 7:10pm

Game 2- Saturday, July 25th 1:10pm

Game 3- Sunday, July 26th 1:10pm

Pitching Matchups:

RHP Lucas Giolito vs. RHP Jose Berrios

LHP Dallas Keuchel vs. LHP Rich Hill

RHP Reynaldo Lopez vs. RHP Kenta Maeda

Injury Report:

Chicago right fielder Nomar Mazara inactive-10 day IL

Minnesota RHP Jake Odorizzi inactive-10 day IL, outfielder Byron Buxton questionable, infielder Miguel Sano questionable.

Storyline:

Two of the three teams predicted to battle it out for the division crown go head to head to kick off the season.

The Twins believe they have added enough pitching to take pressure off of a historic offense that added former MVP Josh Donaldson to the mix.

The White Sox believe their time has finally come. Dallas Keuchel will get to show he was worth the money early, while Yasmani Grandal will provide a veteran presence to the young White Sox pitchers. Even with Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Tim Anderson on the team, all eyes will be on Rookie of the Year candidate Luis Robert early and often.