Leury Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and three RBIs and Tim Anderson went 4-for-4 as the Chicago White Sox cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the rubber game of their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis.
Adam Engel had two doubles and two runs scored and Jake Burger, Brian Goodwin and Billy Hamilton also each had two hits for Chicago, which finished with 15 hits, eight for extra bases.
The White Sox improved to 10-2 against Minnesota this season. The four hits tied a career high for Anderson, who also improved to 12-for-18 in his career against Twins starter Michael Pineda.
Lance Lynn (9-3) picked up the win by allowing one run on four hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Trevor Larnach homered and Luis Arraez and Jorge Polanco each had two hits for Minnesota. Pineda (3-5), making his first start since June 13 after going on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, allowed five runs on 12 hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Engel doubled into the gap in left-center and Garcia followed with his third home run of the season into the bleachers in right.
Minnesota cut it to 2-1 in the fourth when Larnach led off with his seventh homer of the season, a 430-foot drive to center. The Twins had a chance to make it a big inning when Alex Kirilloff and Max Kepler walked with one out, but Lynn rebounded to strike out Nick Gordon and Ben Rortvedt.
The White Sox extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth when Hamilton led off with a double, was sacrificed to third by Seby Zavala and scored on Anderson’s double.
Chicago made it 5-1 in the sixth with three consecutive extra-base hits, a double by Engel followed by an RBI triple to center by Garcia and then a RBI double off the fence in right from Burger. Goodwin added an RBI double in the seventh to drive in Anderson to make it 6-1 and end the scoring.
–Field Level Media