MLB

more stats

American League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, September 18th (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Twins (64-86) at Chicago White Sox (60-91), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Minnesota - Scott Diamond (5-11, 5.61) Chicago - John Danks (4-13, 4.73)

(Sports Network) - Southpaw John Danks can pitch the last-place Chicago White Sox to a rare series sweep on Wednesday afternoon when they host the Minnesota Twins in the finale of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

The 28-year-old has faced the Twins 23 times in his career and won six of 16 decisions while allowing 156 hits and 88 runs in 140 2/3 innings - allowing an opposition batting average of .286.

The most recent meeting came Aug. 9 in Chicago, where he was touched for four hits and three runs in six innings of a game the White Sox ultimately lost, 7-5.

Danks is 2-4 in six starts since, including a 14-3 blowout loss to Cleveland on Sept. 12, in which he was walloped for seven runs on nine hits while retiring just 12 batters.

In 10 home starts this season, he is 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 65 2/3 innings.

Danks faces right-hander Scott Diamond, who makes his second start since a month-long demotion to the minor leagues.

The 27-year-old Canadian was 5-10 with a 5.52 ERA after a 7-2 loss to Kansas City on Aug. 1, and was subsequently sent to Triple-A Rochester, where he was 4-0 in six starts with a 2.41 ERA.

In one start since his return to the majors, Diamond took an 8-2 loss to Oakland after allowing five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

He last faced the White Sox on June 20 and was an 8-4 winner, bumping his career record against Chicago to 4-4 in eight meetings.

On Tuesday, Dayan Viciedo finished 3-for-5 and drove in two runs as Chicago edged Minnesota, 4-3.

Alejandro De Aza added two hits and scored twice, while Marcus Semien and Alexei Ramirez knocked in a run apiece for the White Sox, who entered the series after losing six in a row.

Jose Quintana (8-6) allowed eight hits and one run, fanning five with just two walks over six innings.

Trevor Plouffe collected two hits and two RBI for the Twins, who have dropped six of seven. Brian Dozier contributed three hits and two runs scored in defeat.

Mike Pelfrey (5-13) struck out six, but was charged with nine hits and three runs over 4 1/3 frames.

Minnesota won 10 of the first 16 games in 2013 with the White Sox, a year after Chicago won 14 of 18 in the season series.

09/18 10:26:28 ET

  • NFL: Dallas at Washington

    Today at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Kansas City

    Today at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Falcons

    Today at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Detroit at Green Bay

    Today at 4:25 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Kansas City

    Today at 1:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Panthers at Atlanta

    Today at 4:15 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Detroit at Green Bay

    Today at 4:25 pm on 620am

  • NFL: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

    Tonight at 8:25 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUKE 31
ARST 36
Final
UNC 89
UAB 58
Final
TAM 2
CAR 1
Final
CHA 94
ORL 102
2:00pm Today
ECU
UNCG
 
4:25pm Today
ATL
CAR
Final
LAC 98
TOR 110
Final
WAS 101
BOS 88
Final
CHA 94
ORL 102
Final
MIA 95
MEM 103
Final
BRK 85
IND 110
Final
CHI 107
NOP 100
Final
MIL 85
ATL 90
Final
UTA 88
PHI 71
Final
SAC 135
NYK 129
Final
GSW 110
MIN 97
4:30pm Today
CLE
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
SAN
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
DAL
OKC
 
9:00pm Tonight
POR
NYK
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
TOR
 
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
Final
VT 33
CIN 17
Final
DUKE 31
ARST 36
Final
SCAR 24
MIAMI 21
Final
PSU 31
BC 30
Final
USC 45
NEB 42
Final
GEOR 91
IND 87
Final
SHU 72
MAINE 43
 
Final
UWGB 78
UGST 61
 
Final
MINN 108
UNCW 82
Final
JVU 75
JVST 61
 
Final
LOU 50
KENT 58
Final
NW 76
NKENTUCKY 55
 
Final
PEPP 53
IUPUI 55
 
Final
GAELS 73
SCU 60
 
Final
UNC 89
UAB 58
Final
MD 72
OU 56
Final
BYU 80
GONZ 87
Final
UGA 86
MERC 77
Final
PAC 71
USF 77
 
Final
VT 87
PBY 65
 
Final
OSU 100
WRST 55
Final
WKENT 89
BRESCIA 42
 
Final
TENN 67
TENST 46
Final
NMST 57
COLST 58
Final
ILL 93
KNST 45
 
Final
SDU 58
PORT 61
 
Final
WEBER 109
BRISTOL 59
 
Final
WLVRN 49
SACST 74
 
Final
UTST 75
WBAP 63
 
Final
SDST 72
SDCHR 50
 
Final
UNLV 79
SUTAH 45
12:00pm Today
STJ
TULA
 
1:00pm Today
UCONN
CCST
 
1:00pm Today
EMICH
CONC
 
1:00pm Today
DREX
IONA
 
2:00pm Today
SIENA
BUCK
 
2:00pm Today
SAMF
CAMP
 
2:00pm Today
LIB
CCU
 
2:00pm Today
CLMB
COL
 
2:00pm Today
ARST
HARV
 
2:00pm Today
SYR
LBSU
 
2:00pm Today
BST
LONG
 
2:00pm Today
DUQ
MDES
 
2:00pm Today
ELON
MAR
 
2:00pm Today
MARQ
MRGST
 
2:00pm Today
LAF
YALE
 
2:00pm Today
BRO
SHU
 
2:00pm Today
ECU
UNCG
 
2:05pm Today
EVAN
COPST
 
2:05pm Today
INDST
UMKC
 
2:30pm Today
LIU
HOF
 
3:00pm Today
SFLA
BGU
 
3:00pm Today
RAD
CPNC
 
3:00pm Today
ARMY
COASTGUARD
 
3:00pm Today
SEMIZ
HSTOW
 
3:00pm Today
SD
UWMIL
 
3:00pm Today
NCAT
NCWES
 
3:00pm Today
NDST
NRTHLAND
 
3:00pm Today
SIUE
RMORISIL
 
3:00pm Today
MON
RUTG
 
3:00pm Today
NIOWA
SDKST
 
3:00pm Today
KYST
TXSOU
 
3:00pm Today
HIGH
THOMASGA
 
3:30pm Today
ARK
NWST
 
4:00pm Today
XAV
FLGC
 
4:00pm Today
ORU
HASK
 
4:00pm Today
CORN
PETE
 
4:00pm Today
FRES
STKAT
 
4:00pm Today
RICH
WAKE
 
4:05pm Today
NARZ
SDCHR
 
4:30pm Today
MAST
JUD
 
5:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
DELST
 
5:00pm Tonight
BRAD
ILLCH
 
5:00pm Tonight
UMBC
LEH
 
5:00pm Tonight
FAIR
GHND
 
5:00pm Tonight
HOU
MVSU
 
6:00pm Tonight
GRCN
ABCHRIST
 
6:00pm Tonight
BUT
BEL
 
6:00pm Tonight
FORD
HOW
 
6:00pm Tonight
NEV
NWCHRIST
 
6:00pm Tonight
WASU
UCD
 
6:30pm Tonight
ALA
UCLA
 
8:00pm Tonight
WISC
BUF
 
8:00pm Tonight
WASH
USB
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
CALST
 
Final
CLB 6
BOS 2
Final
TAM 2
CAR 1
Final
OTT 2
DET 3
Final
NYR 3
NJD 1
Final
BUF 4
NYI 3
Final
MIN 3
WIN 4
Final
PIT 0
WAS 3
Final
ARI 2
ANA 1
Final
STL 3
DAL 4
Final
NAS 4
PHI 1
Final
COL 2
CHI 5
Final
CAL 4
EDM 1
Final
LOS 3
SJS 1
5:00pm Tonight
FLA
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
VAN
 
1:00pm Today
NEP
BUF
1:00pm Today
MIN
CHI
1:00pm Today
BAL
CLE
1:00pm Today
WAS
DAL
1:00pm Today
TEN
IND
1:00pm Today
HOU
JAC
1:00pm Today
TAM
NOS
1:00pm Today
MIA
NYJ
1:00pm Today
NYG
PHI
1:00pm Today
KAN
SDC
4:25pm Today
SFX
ARI
4:25pm Today
ATL
CAR
4:25pm Today
GBP
DET
4:25pm Today
DEN
OAK
4:25pm Today
SEA
STL
8:30pm Tonight
PIT
CIN