The White Sox are coming off a disappointing series split with the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers. As I've commented before, the Central is "where the action is" this year in Major League Baseball. The Twins are just a half-game behind the White Sox for the AL Wild Card spot. The Sox are 5 1/2 games behind Detroit.
The weekend the White Sox host the Twins for a three game series. The South Siders are off to a quick start, they're leading the Twins 3-0 in the fourth inning. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians are in front of the Tigers, so the Sox can do a lot tonight to help their cause in their battle to win an American League playoff spot and successfully defend their World Series title.
As for the Twins, Brad Radtke, a top Twins pitcher, is pitching with a partially-torn rotator cuff tonight. Tough and admirable, but I still hope the White Sox win.
UPDATE 10:40PM CDT: The Sox squandered that three run lead; the Twins beat the White Sox 5-4.
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