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MLB: White Sox top Twins with late push

MINNEAPOLIS -- Late-inning offense carried the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Target Field. Trailing 2-1 through the fifth inning, the White Sox scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings be...

MINNEAPOLIS - Late-inning offense carried the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Target Field.
Trailing 2-1 through the fifth inning, the White Sox scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings before adding a pair of insurance runs in the ninth.
Chicago earned its first win at Target Field this season in its sixth attempt.
White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija (5-4) pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. Right-hander Jake Petricka retired the last five Minnesota batters in order for his second save.
Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu had a career-high four hits and scored two runs. Center fielder Adam Eaton had three hits and an RBI, and catcher Geovany Soto added a pair of RBI singles.
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey (5-4) gave up three runs on 10 hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four.
Soto’s second RBI single tied the score at 2-2 in the sixth inning before the White Sox took control. An RBI single by left fielder Melky Cabrera gave Chicago the lead for good in the seventh.
Eaton’s double in the eighth increased the margin to 4-2. In the ninth, a single by first baseman Adam LaRoche and a double by third baseman Gordon Beckham, a late-inning defensive substitution, drove in runs.
The Twins took the first-inning lead on a solo home run by left fielder Eddie Rosario, who golfed a knee-high fastball over the wall in right field for his fourth homer of the season.
Chicago evened the score in the fourth. A one-out double by third baseman Conor Gillaspie set up Soto, who singled to right. Gillaspie scored, but Soto was thrown out trying to advance to second.
In the bottom of the inning, Twins right fielder Torii Hunter was hit by a pitch and shortstop Eduardo Nunez reached on an infield single. A double down the left field line by catcher Kurt Suzuki drove in Hunter, but Nunez was gunned down at the plate on a cutoff throw by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
NOTES: White Sox RHP Matt Albers threw a simulated game Tuesday and is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Albers has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 25, and he had surgery on his fractured pinkie finger on May 5. ... Twins OF Aaron Hicks took batting practice without issue before the game. Hicks has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 14 with a sore right elbow/forearm. ... The White Sox and Twins will finish their three-game series with a contest Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. Chicago will send LHP Chris Sale (6-3, 2.74 ERA) to the mound against Minnesota RHP Phil Hughes (5-6, 4.47 ERA).

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