The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series vs. the Chicago White Sox on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Samuel Deduno, who will be looking to build on a strong start his last time out, will be on the mound for the Twins.
Deduno's previous outing was his best of the season, as he pitched seven shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 29. He struck out a season-high nine batters in the game and didn't walk anyone, while allowing only two hits. He'll face tougher competition on Monday, but the White Sox have yet to face the 29-year-old righty in his career, which could work in Deduno's favor. Here are the full lineups:
The White Sox will send Hector Santiago (2-1, 3.91 ERA) to the hill to make his first career start.. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT.
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