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.
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.