Thursday night's rainout could end up being a positive for the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.
After another tense matchup with the second-place Detroit Tigers was postponed, the White Sox will open a three-game set against the last-place Minnesota Twins with ace Chris Sale on the mound Friday night at Target Field.
The White Sox's division lead was cut to one game after they dropped two of three during their crucial four-game set with the Tigers - including an 8-6 loss Wednesday - but the series finale was pushed back until Monday due to inclement weather.
Manager Robin Ventura said games for both his club and Detroit are important no matter which team each is playing.
"There's going to be a lot of tough games coming up and we'll face more good pitchers and they'll face our pitchers," Ventura said after the White Sox avoided facing Justin Verlander. "It's fun. For guys that are playing, this is a lot better than what other teams have going on right now.''