Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Twins 2
August, 16, 2013
A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Target Field.
How it happened: Jose Quintana pitched into the seventh, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out seven, to help the Sox end a 10-game road losing streak. The Twins Joe Mauer homered off Quintana in the first, but the Sox took the lead in the second when Dayan Viciedo singled to bring home Adam Dunn and Avisail Garcia. Jeff Keppinger homered in the third and Dunn went deep in the fourth – his 28th of the year. The Twins chased Quintana in the seventh, Wilson Ramirez tripled to start the inning and after getting two outs, Quintana gave up a single to Brian Dozier. The Sox added an insurance run in the eighth, helped by some sloppy defense from the Twins.
What it means: The Sox ended a 10-game road losing streak. They are now 4-10 against the Twins this season.
Outside the box: Dunn’s homer was the 434th of his career, tying Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones for 41st on the all-time list. … White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie left the game in the eighth with a bruised left hand.
Up next: The White Sox send Chris Sale (8-11, 2.73 ERA) against the Twins’ Andrew Albers (2-0, 0.00) in Game 3 of the four-game series.