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At Target Field on Friday, the Chicago White Sox (three straight victories) play the Minnesota Twins at 8:10 PM ET. Devin Smeltzer (4-2) will start for the Twins, and Michael Kopech (2-6) for the White Sox.

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Twins vs. White Sox Team Stats

Twins Hitting

  • Luis Arraez has a team-high OBP (.417) and slugging percentage (.444), while hitting .343 with 16 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Arraez’s batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is 61st in the league in slugging.
  • Max Kepler has 13 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 41 walks while hitting .252.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Kepler ranks 78th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage, and 89th in slugging.
  • Kepler heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .500 with two doubles and a walk.
  • Jorge Polanco is batting .238 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 43 walks.
  • Byron Buxton has 11 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs and 23 walks while hitting .212, and he paces his team with 56 hits.

Twins Pitching

  • The Twins average the 22nd-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.1) in the league this season.
  • The Twins have pitched to a 3.83 this season, which ranks 13th in baseball.
  • The Twins have a combined 1.230 WHIP as a pitching staff, eighth-lowest in MLB.
  • The Twins have given up the fifth-most long balls so far this season with 107 home runs allowed.
  • Last time out, they fell to the White Sox, 12-2, with five strikeouts and 17 hits allowed.

White Sox Hitting

  • Jose Abreu is hitting .301 with 24 doubles, 11 home runs and 41 walks, while getting on base at a rate of .382.
  • Abreu’s home run total places him 71st in the majors, and he is 47th in RBI.
  • Abreu has collected a hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .450 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
  • Luis Robert has hit 12 home runs with 54 runs batted in, leading the team in both categories.
  • Robert ranks 59th overall in home runs and 20th in RBI this season.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .285 with 14 doubles, nine home runs and 17 walks.
  • Tim Anderson leads the team in batting average with a mark of .312.

White Sox Pitching

  • The pitching staff for the White Sox has a collective 9.3 K/9, the fourth-best in the majors.
  • The White Sox have a 4.03 team ERA that ranks 19th among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the White Sox combine for the 24th-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.333).
  • White Sox pitchers combine to allow the 15th-fewest home runs in baseball (97 total, 1.1 per game).
  • In their 12-2 win last time out they struck out eight Twins batters while allowing 11 hits.

Twins vs. White Sox Injuries

Twins Injuries

    Trevor Larnach: 10 Day IL (Core), Danny Coulombe: 15 Day IL (Hip), Chris Archer: 15 Day IL (Hip), Bailey Ober: 15 Day IL (Groin), Miguel Sanó: 60 Day IL (Knee), Kenta Maeda: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Cody Stashak: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Randy Dobnak: 60 Day IL (Finger), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jhon Romero: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

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White Sox Injuries

    Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Hand), Yasmani Grandal: 10 Day IL (Back), Aaron Bummer: 15 Day IL (Lat), Kyle Crick: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Finger), Danny Mendick: 60 Day IL (Knee), Jonathan Stiever: 60 Day IL (Lat), Garrett Crochet: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Eloy Jiménez: day-to-day (Leg)

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Twins Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
7/9/2022 Rangers L 9-7 Away
7/10/2022 Rangers W 6-5 Away
7/12/2022 Brewers L 6-3 Home
7/13/2022 Brewers W 4-1 Home
7/14/2022 White Sox L 12-2 Home
7/15/2022 White Sox Home
7/16/2022 White Sox Home
7/17/2022 White Sox Home
7/23/2022 Tigers Away
7/24/2022 Tigers Away
7/26/2022 Brewers Away

White Sox Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
7/11/2022 Guardians L 8-4 Away
7/12/2022 Guardians L 4-1 Away
7/12/2022 Guardians W 7-0 Away
7/13/2022 Guardians W 2-1 Away
7/14/2022 Twins W 12-2 Away
7/15/2022 Twins Away
7/16/2022 Twins Away
7/17/2022 Twins Away
7/22/2022 Guardians Home
7/23/2022 Guardians Home
7/23/2022 Guardians Home

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