Chicago White Sox VS Minnesota Twins
Game 1, Monday, May 13, 7:10 PM CDT
Hector Santiago (1-1, 1.69 ERA) ... Pedro Hernandez (1-0, 5.96 ERA)
Matt Harvey yielded one seventh-inning hit in nine innings Tuesday and still didn't beat the White Sox because of Santiago. The southpaw hurled seven scoreless in front of friends and family, striking out eight.Hernandez turned in his worst-career outing on Wednesday against the Red Sox, as he lasted just two innings and gave up six runs on eight hits. But Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he'll remain in the rotation despite his recent struggles.
Game 2, Tuesday, May 14, 7:10 PM CDT
Jake Peavy (4-1, 3.03 ERA) ... Kevin Correia (4-2, 3.09 ERA)
After missing his last start in Texas due to back spasms, Jake Peavy came back in fine form against the Mets by allowing just one run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Peavy struck out six, walked two and threw 114 pitches.After starting out the year with five straight quality starts, Correia has fallen off a bit in his two most recent starts. He was so-so against the Red Sox on Thursday, giving up three runs on a season-high nine hits but still picked up the win.
Game 3, Wednesday, May 15, 12:10 PM CDT
Dylan Axelrod (0-3, 4.17 ERA) ... Mike Pelfrey (3-3, 6.03 ERA)
For a seventh time in seven starts this season, Axelrod failed to get a win. He also had a string of four straight quality starts come to an end, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in six-plus innings, fanning six.Pelfrey turned in his second straight quality start on Friday against the Orioles, but he struggled in his final inning. Pelfrey gave up three runs -- all in the sixth -- on nine hits and a walk as he was stuck with a no-decision.
Who's hot: Joe Mauer has an 11-game hitting streak and is hitting .445 in that stretch. Justin Morneau has hit safely in eight straight. Dayan Viciedo entered Sunday's game 11-for-20 with a six-game hitting streak. Alex Rios entered with a six-game hitting streak. Jesse Crain entered with a 13-game scoreless streak.Who's not: Adam Dunn entered hitting .137 with 45 strikeouts. Josh Willingham entered in a 2-for-21 slump.