The White Sox won 14 of 18 meetings against the Twins last year. That included winning every series between the two and never dropping two games in a row to them.
While they have only played three times so far this season, the Twins have looked a lot more promising in the early going. They won Monday’s meeting at home with a couple of big innings and steady pitching.
The Twins have been hovering around the .500 mark all season, while the White Sox dropped to 15-21. Minnesota has looked better as of late with slugger Joe Mauer leading the way.
Mauer is hitting .556 over the last seven games and has strung together a 12-game hit streak. Aaron Hicks also had a big day Monday for the Twins as he hit two solo home runs to help his team to the 10-3 rout.
Ryan Doumit has also been heating up for the Twins, hitting all three of his home runs this season in the past week. They will need him to keep his power numbers up, as they don’t get that from many other guys in their lineup.
The White Sox will look to Jake Peavy to turn things around Wednesday. Peavy has been the Sox most consistent pitcher with a 3.03 ERA this year. That number could be even lower if it weren’t for an April 9th outing in which he gave up six runs in just five innings.