Rapid Reaction: White Sox 8, Twins 6


CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox pushed their winning streak to five games with an 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins and remained five games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

How it happened: Alejandro De Aza delivered a three-run home run in the fourth inning, while an error by Twins first baseman Michael Cuddyer opened the door for a five-run fifth. Zach Stewart was roughed up for a second consecutive outing, giving up six runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. The bullpen held down the Twins the rest of the way, capped by a three-out save from Sergio Santos.

What it means: The White Sox were once a team that would easily have been discouraged by not one, but two separate three-run deficits. But they overcame them both Tuesday to beat a team that used to do similar things to them once upon a time. The White Sox’s energetic kids might not be all that young, especially De Aza, but the fresh faces have been exactly what a lackluster team needed.

Outside the box: After posting a 20-31 record at home from April 13-Aug. 12, the White Sox have won seven of their last 10 at U.S. Cellular Field, including four consecutive.

What's next: White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy (6-6, 4.93 ERA) will pitch in the finale of the three-game series with the Twins. Minnesota will go with right-hander Scott Diamond (0-2, 5.68 ERA) in the 1:10 p.m. game from U.S. Cellular Field.