White Sox Edge Twins
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday to give the Chicago White Sox their first win of the season, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins.
Shuck lined a 1-1 pitch from reliever Blaine Boyer (0-1) with two outs, scoring Alexei Ramirez. Conor Gillaspie was thrown out at the plate as he tried to score from second.
Former Yankees closer David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth for his first save with Chicago. The White Sox lost their first four games.
Left-hander Zach Duke (1-0) worked a scoreless eighth for the win.
In his first home start for the White Sox, Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.