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American League Game Summary - Chicago at Minnesota



(Saturday, August 17th)

Final Score: Chicago 8, Minnesota 5

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo clubbed a three-run homer and Chris Sale spun seven solid innings, as the Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins, 8-5, Saturday in the third tilt of a four-game series at Target Field.

Sale (9-11) struck out eight while yielding three runs on nine hits and one walk to notch his third straight victory.

Chicago reliever Nate Jones served up a two-run blast to Ryan Doumit in the eighth to bring the Twins within 6-5, but Alejandro De Aza clubbed a two-run shot of his own in the ninth to restore Chicago's three-run cushion.

Addison Reed retired the Twins in order in the home half to secure his 30th save of the season.

Adam Dunn collected three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Avisail Garcia and Paul Konerko each added an RBI for the White Sox, who snapped a season- long 10-game road skid with Friday's win.

"That was good getting a lot of runs," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "It was good all the way around."

Andrew Albers (2-1), who spun a pair of scoreless gems in his first two big league starts, was handed his first career loss after giving up five runs on eight hits over seven innings.

"He hung in there for seven innings," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Albers. "Pretty good performance other than you take away a couple of bad pitches."

Joe Mauer registered two RBI and a run scored in the setback, Minnesota's fourth in its last five games.

The White Sox ended Albers' scoreless streak in the first, as De Aza smacked a leadoff single and moved to second on a groundout. Alexei Ramirez followed with a blooper that found grass in shallow center field, allowing De Aza to reach third while Ramirez hustled into second.

Konerko's grounder to short scored De Aza for a 1-0 lead.

Sale breezed through the first eight hitters in order, but the Twins strung together four straight two-out hits in the third to take the lead.

Pedro Florimon and Brian Dozier started the rally with consecutive singles before Mauer and Josh Willingham belted back-to-back doubles to give the Twins a 3-1 edge.

Chicago answered with a two-out rally of its own in the next half-inning, as Dunn and Garcia stroked back-to-back doubles, with Garcia plating Dunn to bring the White Sox within one.

After Jeff Keppinger worked a walk, Viciedo crushed a 1-1 slider into the seats in left field to provide the White Sox with a 5-3 lead.

Chicago added an insurance run in the eighth, which started with De Aza being hit by a pitch. After consecutive fly outs, Konerko singled to center and Caleb Thielbar was called in from the bullpen.

Thielbar got Dunn to lift a fly ball to left, but Willingham lost the ball in the twilight, allowing De Aza to score for a 6-3 lead.

Game Notes

Minnesota went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base ... Viciedo's homer was his first since July 24 against Detroit ... De Aza finished with three runs scored.

08/18 00:27:52 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 81
MIL 81
 
2nd
GSW 65
OKC 63
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
2nd
ORST 78
DEP 51
 
2nd
PAC 49
NEV 46
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 32
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 3
 
2nd
LOS 2
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13