American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Chicago|
(Tuesday, September 17th)
Final Score: Chicago 4, Minnesota 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo finished 3-for-5 and drove in two
runs as Chicago edged Minnesota, 4-3, in the second edition of a three-game
Alejandro De Aza added two hits and scored twice, while Marcus Semien and
Alexei Ramirez knocked in a run apiece for the White Sox, who have taken the
first two in the series after losing six in a row.
Jose Quintana (8-6) allowed eight hits and one run, fanning five with just two
walks over six innings.
"He just continues to battle all game and continues to find a way to get
through innings," said Chicago manager Robin Ventura about Quintana.
Trevor Plouffe collected two hits and two RBI for the Twins, who have dropped
six of seven. Brian Dozier contributed three hits and two runs scored in
Mike Pelfrey (5-13) struck out six, but was charged with nine hits and three
runs over 4 1/3 frames.
"It's definitely not how I thought I was going to finish the year," said
Pelfrey. "I should be able to get one more so hopefully I'll be able to go out
on a positive note."
The Twins managed to reduce their deficit from three to one in the seventh.
Facing Jake Petricka, Darin Mastroianni walked, then advanced on a wild pitch,
moved to third on a Dozier single and scored on a Plouffe single. Dozier then
scored on Oswaldo Arcia fielder's choice grounder against Donnie Veal. Matt
Lindstrom later stranded runners on the corners by fanning Josh Willingham and
inducing a groundout from Josmil Pinto.
Nate Jones tossed a scoreless eighth and Addison Reed followed suit in the
ninth to record his 38th save.
Gordon Beckham singled with one away in the second, went to third when Josh
Phegley singled and scored on a Semien base hit.
Minnesota countered in the third when Plouffe doubled home Dozier, who reached
on a fielder's choice and stole second.
Chicago moved ahead by a 3-1 count in the fifth after an RBI double from
Ramirez and run-scoring hit by Viciedo, then assumed a three-run edge in the
next at-bat after Viciedo drove home De Aza with a two-out single.
The White Sox have won eight of 18 meetings this season over Minnesota, and
three of eight on the south side ... Quintana picked up his first win since
Aug. 16 at Minnesota, having lost twice with three no-decisions since then.
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