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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'
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
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
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
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