Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sale set to make season debut in series finale vs. Twins

 The White Sox and Twins wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Chris Sale will make his season debut for the White Sox, while Phil Hughes (0-1, 6.00 ERA) will take the mound for the Twins. Sale, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning, is coming back from fracturing a bone in his right foot on Feb. 27.
Three things to know about this game
• Sale surprisingly has a career winning record against only one team in the American League Central, and that's his 6-1 mark with a 2.45 ERA over 16 appearances and eight starts when facing the Twins. Sale is 5-5 against the Tigers, 3-4 against the Indians and 7-8 against the Royals.
• Alexei Ramirez is the only current player on the White Sox roster to have gone deep against Phil Hughes. Ramirez enters Sunday needing one homer to reach 100 for his career.
• Hughes will be looking to bounce back from a less-than-stellar start on Opening Day. He allowed four earned runs in six innings against the Tigers. Hughes is 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA in 16 career games against the White Sox.

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