Sano Sparks Twins In Win Over White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano's towering home run tied the game for Minnesota in the seventh inning, and two Chicago errors aided the go-ahead rally in the eighth for the Twins in an 8-6 victory Tuesday over the White Sox.
Eduardo Escobar's leadoff double, his third hit, started the trouble for Zach Duke (3-5), who threw away a sacrifice bunt attempt by Kurt Suzuki for one run. Third baseman Tyler Saladino let a grounder go through his legs, and the Twins scored twice more on a single and a sacrifice fly.
Kevin Jepsen (3-6) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the win. Glen Perkins recorded his 32nd save, his first in 16 days, despite a three-hit ninth that included an RBI single by Saladino.
Avasail Garcia's two-run homer in the sixth inning gave Chris Sale and the White Sox a 4-3 lead.
Game two of the series is tonight, 6:30 pre-game on 1340 KROC AM.
Twins call up 5 from Triple-A including Santana and Vargas
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have added five players from Triple-A Rochester for September: shortstop Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas, catcher Eric Fryer and right-handed relievers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin.
The moves were made Tuesday, the first day teams could expand their active rosters past the 25-man limit.
Each player has been with the Twins already this year. Santana and Vargas were regulars for much of the first half of the season before being sent down. With Eduardo Escobar settled in at shortstop, Miguel Sano entrenched as the designated hitter and Joe Mauer at first base, neither Santana nor Vargas will play much down the stretch.
Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios was not in the first wave of promotions. The right-hander has thrown 161-plus innings in the minors.