Jose Abreu drives in 4 as White Sox beat Twins

José Abreu (Photo) led four runs, including three from a home run that followed Billy Hamilton’s RBI single in the eighth inning, and Yoan Moncada also scored to take host Chicago White Sox to a 9-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night.

Chicago saved at least part of the four-game series after the teams traded wins in a double header on Monday.

The five-point explosion in the eighth propelled the White Sox to their fourth win in five games. With a 4-1 lead after four innings, Chicago entered the bottom of the eighth 5-4 behind after Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco hit a two-run early in the inning.

Max Kepler and Josh Donaldson also scored for the Twins and finished with two hits apiece. Abreu and Moncada had three hits each.

White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel pitched five effective innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Despite a save, Ryan Burr (2-0) was the winner in relief, allowing two runs and three hits in the eighth.

Jorge Alcala fell to 2-4 with the loss, giving up three runs on a hit with two walks and a strikeout in the third inning.

The twins fell to the left. Luis Arraez left the game in the fourth inning with pain in his right knee. The twins said it was day to day.

Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson went 0 for 5 with a strikeout, ending his best consecutive batting streak of 16 games.

Making his fourth start against Chicago this season, Twins rookie right-hander Bailey Ober spaced four runs, three earned and five hits in five innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

Chicago loaded the goals with a sixth strikeout against reliever Caleb Thielbar, but he and Alex Colome worked together to escape further trouble. Colome recorded the final outing, pulling Seby Zavala back on weak ground at the mound to keep the White Sox in the 4-3 lead.

The Twins threatened in the seventh, but Brian Goodwin managed a slip catch on a sinking liner hit by Nelson Cruz with two surs and two to preserve the advantage. – Reuters

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