Rapid Reaction: Twins 4, White Sox 3
September, 18, 2013
By Bruce Levine
CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday:
How it happened: The Twins took a 4-0 lead on the White Sox and starter John Danks after two innings. But Danks pitched five shutout innings from there, retiring 16 straight at one point. Alejandro DeAza hit his career-high 16th home run of the season off Twins starter Scott Diamond in the fourth inning. Jordan Danks singled home two runs in the seventh to cut the deficit to 4-3. The White Sox were looking for a sweep after securing their first series victory since Aug. 28 against the Houston Astros.
What it means: Danks dropped to 4-14 on the season. ... The White Sox ended their second-to-last homestand with a record of 3-7. Chicago has three games against Kansas City at home Sept. 27-29 to end the season.
Outside the box: Minor League base stealing champion Micah Johnson was honored for his MVP award in the Southern League championship series. Johnson led the minor leagues with a combined 84 stolen bases at three different stops in 2013. ... The White Sox's 42 division losses are the most in team history. ... Chicago leads the major leagues with 115 errors and have made 12 in their last 10 games.
Up next: After an off day on Thursday, the Sox begin their last road trip of the season in Detroit. The Sox's Andre Rienzo (2-2, 5.04) will be opposed by Detroit's Max Scherzer (19-3, 2.95) in the 6:08 p.m. CT start on Friday.