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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
John Danks, LHP
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Danks is coming off his best start of the season, collecting his first win by tossing six innings of three-run ball against the Royals. His eight strikeouts matched the combined total from his first three starts.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey has surprisingly been Minnesota's best starter early this season. The right-hander was solid again on Tuesday against the Tigers, allowing just two runs (one earned) over seven innings to get the win.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Shane Greene, RHP
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Brad Ausmus took enough interest after back-to-back rough outings that he caught Greene's bullpen session Friday to get a better idea how Greene's pitching. He has given up 15 runs over 8 1/3 innings in his last two starts.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Baltimore scored six runs in the first inning off Samardzija and then cruised to victory in the Wednesday afternoon contest played in a fan-less ballpark. Samardzija held Detroit to one run in eight innings on April 17.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon's perfect start came crashing down last Thursday with six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings to the Royals for his first loss as a Tiger after four straight wins. He did not face the White Sox in Detroit two weeks ago.

Chris Sale, LHP
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As pitching coach Don Cooper said, the story with Sale is when he has a rare bad start, as he did against the Twins on Thursday, when he allowed a career-high nine runs over three innings, including seven in one inning.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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Lobstein recovered from a three-run first inning to allow a run on six hits over his final 6 1/3 innings last Friday at Kansas City. By staying on turn, Lobstein faces the White Sox rather than a Royals rematch in Detroit.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana has allowed three earned runs over his last 14 innings and two starts combined, but he has a no-decision and a loss to show for his work. He is 12-13 lifetime at U.S. Cellular Field.

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