Thursday, June 30, 2016

MLB Recap: Minnesota Twins (5) vs. Chicago White Sox (6) - 6/30/2016

MLB Recap: Minnesota Twins (5) vs. Chicago White Sox (6) - Date: 6/30/2016 J. B. Shuck's two-out single scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit his 23rd home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Thursday. Fernando Abad (1-2) got the first two batters in the eight before consecutive walks. Shuck's career high-tying third hit of the game scored Avisail Garcia from second. Nate Jones (4-2) allowed a hit while getting four outs and David Robertson worked around a single in the ninth for his 21st save in 23 tries as the White Sox won their third straight series for the first time this season. Sports Picks Today. Tim Anderson added three hits and Matt Davidson had an RBI single in his White Sox debut before leaving with a sore right foot. Brian Dozier homered and drove in two runs and Eduardo Nunez had RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings as the Twins rallied from a 5-2 deficit to tie it. White Sox starter Carlos Rodon retired the first 11 batters before giving up consecutive home runs to Robbie Grossman and Dozier. Rodon's day was over after Dozier's RBI single with one out in the sixth. He allowed four runs and five hits. Frazier, who entered the day one homer behind major league leader Mark Trumbo of Baltimore, pulled a changeup from Tommy Milone into the bullpen to lead off the second inning. It was the 14th consecutive solo homer by Chicago, one shy of the team record set in 1965. Milone didn't get out of the fourth for a second straight start. Free MLB Baseball Picks. The lefty was charged with five runs and nine hits while getting 10 outs. He also served up the first walk to the free-swinging Anderson in his 86th big league plate appearance. Sports Handicapping Monitor. The Twins fell to 1-8 against the White Sox, with Minnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledging his lineup was ''a little strange.'' Joe Mauer had the day off against a lefty, Grossman moved to DH, Danny Santana was in left for his first start in four days and hot catcher Kurt Suzuki batted a season-best sixth. Dozier extended his hitting streak to 12 games and his team record streak of games with an extra-base hit to 11. Profitable MLB Baseball Handicappers. TRAINER'S ROOMTwins: RHP Trevor May (back) is scheduled to throw in consecutive games for Triple-A Rochester beginning Friday. White Sox: LF Melky Cabrera (sprained right wrist) missed his second straight game. He's expected to sit out at least one more day. SCARY MOMENTA woman sitting in the second deck along the first base side took Nunez's line d rive off the left side of her head in the sixth inning. A lens from her sunglasses flew backward into the press box. Las Vegas Handicappers. The woman stayed in her seat, holding an ice pack to her head, after being checked by medics. UP NEXTTwins: RHP Tyler Duffey (3-6, 5.59 ERA) starts Friday night at home against AL-leading Texas and RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-0, 9.00). White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-3, 5.17) starts Friday night at Houston against RHP Mike Fiers (5-3, 4.41).