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Tuesday, September 17th (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Twins (64-85) at Chicago White Sox (59-91), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Minnesota - Mike Pelfrey (5-12, 5.31) Chicago - Jose Quintana (7-6, 3.56)

(Sports Network) - Righty Mike Pelfrey tries to snap his latest two-start skid on Tuesday night when the Minnesota Twins visit U.S. Cellular Field for the middle game of a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox.

A former first-round pick of the New York Mets before heading to Minnesota as a free agent before this season, Pelfrey has struggled throughout and dropped his last two starts while allowing 14 hits and 13 runs in nine innings.

It's the fourth time he's lost at least two in a row in 2013, following a pair in April, three straight from May 15-31 and four in a row from July 11-Aug. 10.

Pelfrey has not won two decisions in a row at any point this year.

He last faced the White Sox in Aug. 15 in Minnesota and got a no-decision after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Five days earlier, he'd dropped a 5-4 verdict in Chicago after the White Sox compiled five runs in five innings.

For the White Sox, Colombian-born lefty Jose Quintana faces the Twins for the sixth time in his 53rd big league start.

The 24-year-old is 1-2 with a 7.52 ERA in the first five meetings, the most recent of which came Aug. 16, when he gave up two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 5-2 triumph.

Unfortunately, he's 0-2 in five outings since that victory, though he most recently pitched seven shutout innings against Detroit on Sept. 11 in a game the White Sox ultimately lost, 1-0.

Quintana is 4-4 in 15 home starts in 2013.

On Monday, the White Sox ended their scoring slump by batting around during a seven-run first inning, and went on to crush the Twins, 12-1, to end a six- game losing streak.

Chicago's first-inning outburst totaled the amount it scored over its most recent slide, with the team's 1-8 hitters each recording at least one hit, one run scored and one RBI in the victory.

Backed by plenty of support, Erik Johnson (1-2) cruised over six scoreless innings to pick up his first major league victory. He allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out eight.

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.

09/17 10:36:41 ET

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Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
KAN 1
SFG 7
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KAN
SFG
 
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
4th
LAL 82
PHO 86
 
Half
GSW 62
LAC 60
 
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ORL
HOU
 
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BOS
BRK
 
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NYK
WAS
 
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MEM
CLE
 
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MIL
MIN
 
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ATL
 
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LAL
POR
 
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LAC
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4th
LALAF 48
ARKST 40
 
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NJD 3
NYR 4
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BOS 5
SJS 3
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NYI 2
TOR 5
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MON 2
DET 1
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NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
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COL 3
FLA 4
 
Final
CAL 1
TAM 2
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OTT
TOR
 
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PIT
PHI
 
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EDM
WAS
 
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