Jake Peavy starts for the Sox in their quest to sweep Minnesota.
The up and down season for the 2011 Chicago White Sox has continued this week. The Sox began the week losing six in a row to Boston and the Yankees. The Yankee series was especially difficult to watch as all four games were dominated by the Yankees. The Sox looked lifeless and the fans were given a reason to start preparing for football season. Things only looked worse for the Sox as they headed to Minnesota, which as all Sox fans know has been a house of horrors for the Sox the past few years. Well this weekend has proved how unpredictable baseball can be as the Sox have won the series against the Twins and will attempt to go for the series sweep on Sunday.
Jake Peavy will go for the Sox in the series finale. Peavy hasn't had a great season for the Sox, but is coming off a quality start against the Yankees. The Sox righty went seven innings and allowed just three runs in a loss against CC Sabathia. Peavy enters the game Sunday with a record of 4-5 and an ERA of 5.13 and has faced the Twins three times in his career and has an ERA against Minnesota of 4.76.
The Twins will counter with Brian Duensing. Duensing is 8-9 with an ERA of 4.50 on the season. In his career against the White Sox, the Twins lefty is 4-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 11 appearances.
The forecast in Minnesota at the time of first pitch is temps in the low 80's under sunny skies. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CST. The game will be televised on WGN.