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Preview: White Sox (8-7) at Twins (6-7)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 4
Venue: Target Field
Date: May 13, 2013 8:10 PM EDT
  

Even in winning, Chicago's most recent contest was a microcosm of the young season, as its struggling offense continues to have a difficult time providing run support for a solid pitching staff.

Hector Santiago may be the newest member of the starting rotation, but even he isn't immune to that fact.

Chicago begins a seven-game road trip as Santiago faces former White Sox pitching prospect Pedro Hernandez and the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Chris Sale took a perfect game into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter in Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, though Chicago also failed to score through six innings.

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Alexei Ramirez went 3 for 4 and hit a two-run single as the White Sox (15-20) scored all their runs in the seventh to avoid a three-game sweep.

Chicago hasn't scored more than seven runs in a game, has the fewest hits (265) and worst on-base percentage (.280) in the majors and ranks last in the AL in batting average (.227) and runs (120).

Adam Dunn is hitting .321 over his last 14 games versus Minnesota, but his 0-for-4 performance Sunday dropped his average to .137 - tied with Twins rookie Aaron Hicks for the worst in baseball among qualifiers.

"It's one of those (situations that) you need a (pitcher) that can go out and put together a game like (Sunday to) give you a chance,' manager Robin Ventura said.

The White Sox are getting plenty of solid pitching and rank second in the AL with a 3.40 team ERA. Santiago (1-1, 1.69 ERA) has done his part, making two solid starts since being moved into the rotation to replace the injured Gavin Floyd, who is out for the season following elbow surgery.

Santiago gave up one run and two hits in 5 1-3 innings of a 3-1 win over Texas on May 2 before allowing four hits and striking out eight through seven frames of Chicago's 1-0, 10-inning loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA while averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings in six career starts.

Santiago's first career start came against the Twins on Sept. 3, giving up one run and three hits while striking out six in five innings of a 4-2 victory. However, he allowed the game-winning run while coming out of the bullpen in Chicago's 2-1, 10-inning loss on April 20.

The Twins then swept the two-game road series as Josh Willingham drove in three runs in a 5-3 victory the following day. Willingham, though, is just 1 for his last 18 for an offense that hopes get back on track after falling 6-0 to Baltimore on Sunday.

Joe Mauer went 2 for 3, has 10 doubles in his last seven games and is hitting .444 (20 for 45) during an 11-game hitting streak for the Twins (17-17), who had won four of five.

"Through a 162-game season, you're going to have one of those games where you don't get runners on board and you don't score them," said third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who is 3 for 17 over his last four.

Minnesota will look to bounce back with help from Hernandez (1-1, 5.96), who was acquired from the White Sox on July 29 in the Francisco Liriano deal after making one start for Chicago.

The left-hander has struggled since picking up his first career victory against Texas on April 27 and was tagged for six runs and seven hits in two innings of the Twins' 15-8 win at Boston on Wednesday.

Minnesota has lost five straight and 13 of its last 16 home meetings with Chicago.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Orioles at Twins
Fri, May 10 Final 9 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Orioles at Twins
Sat, May 11 Final 5 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Orioles at Twins
Sun, May 12 Final 6 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
White Sox at Twins
Mon, May 13 Final 3 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 5
White Sox at Twins
Tue, May 14 Final 4 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 6
White Sox at Twins
Wed, May 15 Final 9 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  -115   +145   8 
 MIN  +105   -165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  -119   +140   8 
 MIN  +109   -160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  66%   42%   45% 
 MIN  34%   58%   55% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 5 Cover: +134 
 CHW 3 Push: 8 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 2 Cover: +155 
 CHW 1 Under: 3 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 0 Under: 0 
 CHW 0 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Monday, May 13
 
    Yankees at Indians
12:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Indians
3:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Cardinals
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Royals at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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