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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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR