MINNEAPOLIS (AP) J.B. Shuck’s two-run, pinch-hit triple in the seventh inning sent the Chicago White Sox over Minnesota 6-4 Thursday, the Twins’ last home game before beginning a key road trip.
Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam for the Twins, who fell 1 1/2 games behind idle Texas for the second AL wild-card spot. Minnesota now starts a nine-game swing to division leaders Houston and Kansas City and wraps up at the White Sox.
Shuck’s liner off reliever Casey Fien (4-6) made it 5-4 and helped Chicago win for just the second time in 10 games at Target Field this season. Shuck scored later in the seventh on Adam Eaton’s sacrifice fly.
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Jose Abreu had three hits for the White Sox.
Rosario’s slam in the third put the Twins ahead 4-1 against Jeff Samardzija (9-11). The White Sox starter ended his six-game losing streak.