The Chicago White Sox have won five straight over the Minnesota Twins and will try to complete a three-game home sweep as a pair of struggling left-handed starters match up.
Minnesota's Scott Diamond is 2-0 this year against the White Sox, who will counter with John Danks on Wednesday in Chicago.
The Twins (64-86) took 10 of the first 13 meetings between the AL Central's worst teams before this streak by the White Sox.
Although Diamond (5-11, 5.61 ERA) owns a worse ERA than Danks (4-13, 4.73), the Twins starter could have an edge Wednesday since he has posted a 3.18 ERA in two starts against the White Sox (60-91) this year.
Danks, in contrast, is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two outings versus the Twins in 2013. Chicago has lost 16 of his 23 starts against Minnesota - the opponent he has faced the most.
Mirroring the play of their teams, neither starter is closing out the year in strong fashion.
Since Diamond beat Danks on June 20, he is 0-5 with a 6.20 ERA in eight starts for the longest...