CHICAGO (AP) Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Sunday.

Dozier hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana (2-5) in the first inning and a three-run homer off Scott Carroll in the seventh for his second career multi-home run game.

Kyle Gibson (4-3) struck out eight, tying a career high, and allowed a run and four hits in eight innings.

Jose Abreu homered in the fourth for the White Sox run.

The Twins moved three percentage points ahead of the Tigers for second place in the AL Central. They improved to 15-6 in May after they went 10-12 in April and started the season 1-6.

They have won six of their past seven series and outscored the White Sox 57-26 in taking seven of 10 against Chicago.

The White Sox have lost five of six.

Dozier homered on Quintana's second pitch of the game for his ninth career leadoff home run.

The Twins scored four runs and sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth for a 5-0 lead.

Shane Robinson doubled and scored on center fielder Adam Eaton's missed catch on Joe Mauer's line drive. Mauer scored on Torii Hunter'ssingle off Quintana's glove. A walk loaded the bases, and Eddie Rosario followed with a two-run single.

Quintana allowed seven runs (six earned) and struck out five in six innings.

Abreu hit his seventh home run of the season and first since May 9.

Brian Duensing threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning.


Twins: Reliever Casey Fien (right shoulder strain) started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Saturday and threw a scoreless inning.

White Sox: RF Avisail Garcia returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games due to right knee inflammation. J.B. Shuck replaced Garcia as a pinch hitter in the seventh.


Twins: RHP Ricky Nolasco (4-1, 6.00 ERA) seeks his fifth consecutive victory when he takes the mound Monday for the series opener against the Boston Red Sox.

White Sox: RHP Hector Noesi (0-3, 5.60) will start the road series opener against the Blue Jays on Monday. He is making his first start since May 9 in place of rookie Carlos Rodon, whose innings are being limited.