Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Twins turn to Gibson in opener vs. White Sox

The Twins will look to improve on their 5-19 division record when they take on the White Sox on Tuesday to open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.
Minnesota will turn to right-hander Kyle Gibson on five days' rest following Monday's scheduled off-day. Gibson is still searching for his first win of the season. He finished with a no-decision in his last outing, in which he allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings against the Phillies.
Chicago will counter with left-hander Jose Quintana, who was one of the best pitchers in the Majors for two months before falling off in June, during which he is 0-2 with a 5.61 ERA in four starts. He is coming off arguably his worst outing of the season, in which he allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Red Sox, walking six and striking out just one.
Things to know about this game
• Gibson is 10-2 with a 3.55 ERA lifetime on five days' rest; he's 12-22 with a 4.77 ERA when pitching on four days' rest.
• Quintana is 6-4 with a 3.83 ERA in 15 career starts against the Twins. The Royals are the only team he has started against more (20).
• Gibson is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA in seven career starts against the White Sox, with 36 strikeouts and only nine walks in 48 innings.

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