CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered in his second straight sport, Jorge Polanco additionally went deep, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday evening.
The Twins beat the AL Central leaders for simply the fourth time in 16 video games. They bounced again after Chicago rallied late to win Tuesday’s sport and got here out on high after dropping 5 of six.
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Kepler gave the Twins a 1-0 lead when he led off the third inning by sending a low curve from Chicago starter Dylan Stop (7-6) ringing off the appropriate discipline foul pole.
It was his second straight sport with a homer.
Polanco singled and scored in a two-run fifth. He made it 6-1 within the sixth with a three-run homer into the right-field bullpen in opposition to Codi Heuer.
Michael Pineda (4-5) went 5 innings, permitting one run and 4 hits, in his first win since Could 26. He was 0-3 in his earlier 4 begins.
Stop gave up three runs and 7 hits in 5 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander is 0-3 in his final 4 begins.
Adam Engel had an RBI single within the third. Andrew Vaughn doubled in a run within the eighth. However the White Sox misplaced after successful 9 of 11.
MERCEDES LEAVING BASEBALL
White Sox rookie catcher Yermín Mercedes, who helped carry Chicago together with his bat early within the season and obtained despatched to the minors following a chronic hunch, says he’s stepping away from baseball.
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Mercedes introduced his determination on Instagram on Wednesday. He posted a picture of the phrases “it’s over.”
The 28-year-old Mercedes sparked Chicago’s offense by means of the opening months of the season, batting .415 with 5 homers and 16 RBIs in 22 video games in April. In Could, Mercedes angered supervisor Tony La Russa by homering on a 3-0 pitch within the ninth inning of a sport the White Sox led 15-4.
The catcher finally cooled off, hitting .150 (16 for 107) over his remaining 31 video games with Chicago earlier than being demoted to Triple-A Charlotte on July 2.
In an announcement, the White Sox mentioned: “At this time limit, the White Sox haven’t acquired any official notification from Yermín regarding his future plans.”
Twins: Minnesota OF/1B Alex Kirilloff has been positioned on the 10-day injured checklist with a proper wrist ligament tear (retroactive to July 20). Surgical procedure to restore the ligament has been scheduled for later this week. “It was one thing that he was taking part in by means of,” supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned of Kirilloff’s tear. “We knew there might be a degree within the yr the place he simply couldn’t proceed taking part in by means of this and the good factor to do could be to have the process.” … The Twins have recalled C/INF Willians Astudillo from Triple-A St. Paul to exchange Kirilloff. Astudillo logged 41 video games for Minnesota earlier this season, hitting .254 (31-for-122) with 4 doubles, 4 dwelling runs, 12 RBI and a .661 OPS earlier than being optioned to Triple-A on June 19.
The White Sox have a break day Thursday earlier than heading to Milwaukee to start out a three-game collection with the first-place Brewers on Friday evening. They’ll ship RHP Lucas Giolito (8-6, 3.90 ERA) to the mound to tackle RHP Freddy Peralta (7-3, 2.39 ERA). Giolito will look to journey momentum from his final outing during which he allowed one run on three hits whereas putting out eight over 9 innings in a win over Houston.
Minnesota returns dwelling Thursday evening to host the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Kenta Maeda (4-3, 4.71) will face off in opposition to LHP Andrew Heaney (5-7, 5.56). Maeda was unable to realize a choice in his most up-to-date begin, putting out eight and permitting three earned runs in 5 innings in opposition to the Tigers.
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