Rapid Reaction: White Sox 4, Twins 2
September, 3, 2012
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday.
How it happened: The White Sox snapped their four-game losing streak behind the pitching of Hector Santiago and hitting of Gordon Beckham. Santiago made his first career start and allowed three hits, one run, three walks and struck out six in five innings. Beckham provided the bulk of offense with a two-run home run in the second inning and drove in another run in the eighth inning. Paul Konerko also had an RBI single. The White Sox used six relievers and held the Twins to one run over the last four innings. Jamey Carroll hit a home run for the Twins. He had gone 1,348 at-bats without a homer.
What it means: The White Sox again claimed sole possession of first place in the American League Central. The Detroit Tigers lost 3-2 to the Cleveland Indians on Monday afternoon.
Outside the box: White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn struck out for the 2,000th time in his career on Monday. He became the sixth player to reach 2,000 strikeouts. Reggie Jackson is the all-time leader with 2,597 strikeouts.
Up next: Jose Quintana (5-3, 3.17) will start for the White Sox, and Scott Diamond (10-6, 3.21) will start for the Twins on Tuesday in a 7:10 CT start.