Twins Vs. White Sox: Minnesota Rides Rare Hot Streak Into Chicago

DETROIT, MI - MAY 17: P. J. Walters #39 of the Minnesota Twins gets ready to pitch in the first inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Twins have won four of their last five and tote the rarest of commodities -- momentum -- into this week's three-game series with the White Sox.

The Minnesota Twins are coming off what is easily the best stretch of the season, yet they are still buried in last place in the AL Central -- and by a full 3.0 games. The Twins, who have won four of their last five games, also still own the worst overall record in the majors at 14-27.

Strange, but the hole seems a little deeper now that the Twins have started climbing out. But at least they're going in the right direction.

Minnesota swept a two-game series with the Detroit Tigers before taking two of three in their interleague series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Twins will try to keep things rolling Tuesday against the 21-21 Chicago White Sox, who are 2.5 games back of Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.

P.J. Walters will start for the Twins in the series-opener. Walters has been solid in two starts this season, going 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA. It will be interesting, though, to see if he devolves into the pitcher who in 50-plus innings had a major league ERA of nearly 7.0 heading into the season.

The Sox will start Gavin Floyd, 3-4, who has 46 strikeouts in 52.2 innings so far this season.

First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7:10 Central.

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