The Chicago White Sox trailed five times in the finale against the Minnesota Twins. They tied it each time before taking their first and only lead in extra innings, avoiding a three-game sweep. We also saw the return of slugger Eloy Jimenez and he made his presence known.
Lance Lynn struggled in his fifth start since coming off the injured list. He loaded the bases in the first and surrendered a run to Alex Kiriloff on his RBI groundout that plated Luis Arraez.
The Twins added two more runs in the second inning when Ryan Jeffers hit a double, sending Gio Urshela home. Jeffers would score when Arraez singled in the next at-bat.
Lynn finished his start for the Chicago White Sox after the fifth inning but not before Jorge Polanco added a two-run homer. The big righty finished after allowing five runs on six hits, while walking two, and fanning four batters.
Eloy Jimenez Is Back!
Jose Abreu got the White Sox on the board in the first inning with an RBI double, driving in one run to even the score. Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run shot in the fourth that tied it up at three runs each. It was a towering homer that hugged the left-field line.
Luis Robert hit a two-run rocket in the fifth inning for Chicago to tie it up yet again. Jimenez added an RBI base hit in the seventh that made it six all.
Eloy also made a tough catch before running into the netting in left to end the sixth. Gio Urshela put the Twins ahead 8-6 in the eighth with a two-run homer off Matt Foster. But the South Siders would tie it up again.
Andrew Vaughn hit his game-tying home run off of relief pitcher, Trevor Megill, with two outs and two strikes in the eighth. Vaughn also robbed Gilberto Celestino of a hit by making a leaping catch at first base in the ninth.
White Sox Finish
Jose Ruiz walked Jose Miranda to start the 10th but got out of trouble with an inning-ending double play. In the bottom half, automatic runner Adam Engel moved up to third base on a passed ball by catcher Ryan Jeffers on a fourth ball to Josh Harrison.
Leury Garcia’s hit off of Jovani Moran would score Adam Engel and the Chicago White Sox walked off as winners for the first time this season against the Twins.
Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI double in the first and Yoan Moncada left after the sixth inning due to a right foot bruise. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day.
What’s On Tap Next?
The White Sox will play their next four home games against Detroit. Thursday starts the series with Dylan Cease on the hill. Cease is 10-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 career starts against the Tigers. Beau Brieske will make the start for the Tigers. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Chicago. Sox On Tap will have the post-game show.
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