MLB

more stats

American League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, August 16th (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (46-74) at Minnesota Twins (54-65), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jose Quintana (6-4, 3.70) Minnesota - Kevin Correia (8-8, 4.59)

(Sports Network) - Colombian southpaw Jose Quintana makes a fifth try at a first career defeat of the Minnesota Twins on Friday night when the Chicago White Sox visit them in the second of four games at Target Field.

The 24-year-old is winless in four career outings against the Twins and has lost a pair of decisions in those games while posting a bloated 9.15 earned run averages through 19 2/3 innings.

The second loss came in Quintana's most recent start on Aug. 11 in Chicago, where he was touched for five runs on six hits in five innings of the Twins' 5-2 triumph.

He'd won three of his previous four decisions heading into that game, allowing a combined five runs in 20 1/3 innings while defeating Detroit, Atlanta and the New York Yankees.

In 11 starts on the road in 2013, he is 2-0 with a 3.76 ERA.

For Minnesota, veteran righty Kevin Correia starts for the 12th time at Target Field this season and can improve to 6-1.

He defeated the Cleveland Indians on July 20 to get his home mark to 5-1 after allowing two runs in six innings of a 3-2 victory.

His most recent win came against Quintana and the White Sox on Aug. 11, when he threw seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball with a walk and seven strikeouts.

In three career meetings with Chicago, he's 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA.

On Thursday in Minnesota, Chris Herrmann's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Twins to a 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Ramon Troncoso (1-4) gave up a single to Trevor Plouffe to lead off the ninth and Plouffe moved to second on a passed ball. After Chris Colabello walked, Clete Thomas tried to bunt both runners over, but Chicago got the force out at third.

Herrmann, who pinch-hit for Pedro Florimon, snuck a single through the hole on the right side of the infield to plate pinch-runner Doug Bernier for the winning run. Plouffe cracked a solo homer and Jared Burton (2-6) picked up the win with a scoreless top of the ninth for the Twins, who overcame a 3-0 deficit.

The Twins won nine of the first 12 games with the White Sox in 2013, including three of four in a series from Aug. 9-11 in Chicago.

08/16 10:27:35 ET

  • US Open Tennis: Mixed Double Championship & Women’s Singles Semi-Finals

    Friday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Singles Semi-Finals

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

    Sunday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Women’s Championship

    Sunday at 4:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Carolina Hurricanes Fan Town Hall

    Tomorrow at 11:30 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Dave Doeren Show

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB Playoffs: Bulls at Columbus

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
MLB
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS