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White Sox Vs. Twins Preview: Chicago Tries To Extend AL Central Lead

The Chicago White Sox have split the first two games in a home series against the last place Minnesota Twins. Fortunately for Chicago, the Detroit Tigers, who entered the week in a first-place tie with the White Sox for first place in the AL Central, have dropped their first two games in a series with second to last place Cleveland, so the White Sox have picked up a game in the standings.

Jake Peavy (9-10, 3.28 ERA) pitches for Chicago at 1:10 p.m. CT Wednesday as the White Sox try to win their series with the Twins. Peavy has lost three straight decisions, including giving up 6 earned runs in six innings in his last start Aug. 31 against Detroit. He is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts against the Twins this season.

P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40 ERA) starts for the Twins. Walters is winless in his last four starts, but his best start of the season came against the White Sox on May 22. He pitched a complete game in a 9-2 win, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 8.

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