The Chicago White Sox are leading 4-1 over the Minnesota Twins through four innings on Thursday night primarily thanks to a solo homer by A.J. Pierzynski and a two-run double by Alex Rios. Phil Humber is on the mound for the White Sox and he's generally pitched well tonight as the Sox try to win the three-game series.
Chicago initially led 1-0 after the second inning thanks to Pierzynski's homer off Twins starter Cole DeVries, but the Twins responded in the top of the third when Alexi Casilla smacked a single, stole second base and got knocked in on a single by Jamey Carroll.
The tie didn't last long, though, as the White Sox got the lead back in the bottom of the third by scoring three runs with two outs after Alexi Casilla booted a groundball with one out to put Alejandro De Aza on base. After an RBI single by Paul Konerko, Rios came through with his big two-bagger to put the Pale Hose up by three.
Humber has solid numbers through four innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four and walking two.