Cease scheduled to start as Chicago hosts Minnesota

Minnesota Twins (12-20, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (19-13, first in the AL Central)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.02 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 28 strikeouts) White Sox: Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.37 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)

LINE: White Sox -120, Twins +102; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Minnesota will face off on Tuesday.

The White Sox are 10-6 against the rest of their division. The Chicago offense has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the league. Yermin Mercedes leads the team with a mark of .363.

The Twins have gone 6-5 against division opponents. Minnesota has slugged .425, good for fourth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a .550 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits and eight home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mercedes leads the White Sox with 37 hits and has 20 RBI.

Cruz leads the Twins with eight home runs and is batting .294.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .246 batting average, 1.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs

Twins: 5-5, .253 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (tommy john surgery), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left pectoral), Adam Engel: (right hamstring).

Twins: Edwar Colina: (right elbow), Byron Buxton: (hip), Luis Arraez: (concussion protocol), Alex Kirilloff: (right wrist).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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