Twins Host White Sox Tonight; Nishioka Close
The Twins host the Chicago White Sox tonight after getting a day off Monday. Minnesota and Chicago begin a 3-game series at 7:10 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Carl Pavano (3-5) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Gavin Floyd (6-5) toes the rubber for the White Sox. Minnesota is 26-39 and 9 1/2 games back of Cleveland and Detroit for first place in the American League Central. The Twins may get shortstop/2nd baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka back as early as tonight. He was 2-3 at the plate playing shortstop at triple-A Rochester Monday night. Joe Mauer caught for Class A Fort Myers and was 1-4 at the plate. Mauer could be back as early as Thursday.