White Sox 7, Twins 6 (Game 1)
CHICAGO — Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu homered, and Carlos Rodon struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings as Chicago beat Minnesota in the first game of a doubleheader.
Sanchez, who drove in four runs, gave the White Sox a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning with a three-run homer. After Abreu homered to lead off the fifth inning, Sanchez’s sacrifice fly later in the inning extended Chicago’s lead to 7-1.
After a 19-minute rain delay to start the eighth inning, Jorge Polanco got the Twins within a run with a three-run homer off White Sox reliever Derek Holland. However, after Brian Dozier doubled with two outs to represent the tying run, Jake Petricka got Joe Mauer to fly out.
Twins 10, White Sox 2 (Game 2)
CHICAGO — Dillon Gee allowed two hits in six innings, and Jorge Polanco, Brian Dozier, Byron Buxton and Jason Castro homered as Minnesota picked up a doubleheader split against Chicago.
In his first start since being acquired from the Texas Rangers earlier this season, Gee threw four perfect innings before allowing a solo home run and a sixth-inning double. Gee (1-0) got more than enough offensive support, including the four homers.
Chris Gimenez had an RBI single in the eighth inning to cap the scoring for the Twins. Adam Engel led off the ninth with a solo home run for Chicago.
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