BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The White Sox are 12-6 against teams from the AL Central. Chicago ranks second in the MLB in hitting with a .262 batting average, Yermin Mercedes leads the club with an average of .367.
The Twins are 6-7 against the rest of their division. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .246 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the majors. Nelson Cruz leads the team with an average of .303.
The White Sox won the last meeting 13-8. Dallas Keuchel earned his second victory and Billy Hamilton went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI for Chicago. J.A. Happ registered his first loss for Minnesota.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 13 extra base hits and is batting .238.
Cruz leads the Twins with 22 RBIs and is batting .303.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .252 batting average, 2.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 33 runs