After an off day on Monday, the White Sox will begin a long road trip with a visit to their division rivals, the Minnesota Twins. Coming off of two wins in a row against the A's, the White Sox are looking to continue their surging play with a victory over Minnesota.
Pitching for the White Sox will be Gavin Floyd. Floyd is 6-5 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. In his career against Minnesota, Floyd is 4-8 with a 5.27 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Alexei Casilla is 3-for-10 lifetime against Floyd, with a double. Fortunately for the Sox, most of the members of the Twins lineup who hit Floyd well -- Joe Mauer, Denard Span, and Jason Kubel -- are currently on the DL.
The Twins will counter Floyd with Carl Pavano. Pavano is currently 3-5 with a 4.54 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. In his last start, against Cleveland, he pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on seven hits. In his career against the White Sox, Pavano is 6-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Gordon Beckham is 5-for-14 against Pavano, while Paul Konerko holds a career .379 average against him with three home runs.
The weather in Minnesota is forecast to be partly cloudy, with a game time temperature in the low 70's. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on WCIU.