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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

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Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
CAR
 
Final
NYY 5
BAL 0
Final
CLE 0
KAN 2
Final
TOR 14
SEA 4
Final
DET 0
CWS 2
Final
ATL 0
PIT 1
Final
TEX 4
HOU 3
Final
CHC 0
STL 8
Final
MIN 2
ARI 6
7th
OAK 6
ANA 1
 
8th
SDP 1
COL 0
 
9th
LOS 2
SFG 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BAL
 
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CLE
KAN
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WAS
NYM
 
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DET
CWS
 
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CIN
MIL
 
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MIA
PHI
 
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ATL
PIT
 
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BOS
TAM
 
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TEX
HOU
 
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CHC
STL
 
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MIN
ARI
 
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OAK
ANA
 
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SDP
COL
 
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LOS
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NYI 3
OTT 2
 
6:00pm Monday
NYI
OTT
 
Final
PIT 1
DET 2
Final
NYR 4
NJD 5
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PHI 2
TOR 3
 
Final
PHI 5
WAS 4
Final
WIN 2
MIN 1
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DAL 4
STL 3
Final
COL 2
ANA 5
Final
ANA 4
COL 0
2nd Intermission
ARI 4
LOS 4
 
3rd
LOS 3
ARI 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
CAR
 
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CLB
PIT
 
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MON
BOS
 
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TAM
NAS
 
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TOR
PHI
 
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CHI
DET
 
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VAN
SJS
 
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ANA
ARI
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
VAN
 
Final
NYJ 19
CHI 27