Gibson expected to start for Minnesota against Chicago
Minneapolis; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
The Twins are 9-3 against the rest of their division. Minnesota has slugged .521, the best mark in the majors. Jorge Polanco leads the team with a .608 slugging percentage, including 28 extra-base hits and nine home runs.
The White Sox are 10-10 against teams from the AL Central. The Chicago pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 5.07, Ivan Nova leads the staff with a mark of 6.96. The Twins won the last meeting 11-4. Jose Berrios notched his seventh victory and Max Kepler went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Minnesota. Reynaldo Lopez registered his fifth loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Polanco leads the Twins with 64 hits and is batting .339. C.J. Cron is 14-for-39 with three doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 9-1, .317 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored opponents by 47 runs
White Sox: 4-6, .228 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip), Welington Castillo: day-to-day (head).