White Sox top Twins 3-1
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

White Sox top Twins 3-1
(MINNESOTA) – Adam Engel delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night to increase their lead in the AL Central. Chicago opened its pivotal four-game set against Minnesota with its ninth win in 10 games. The White Sox (31-16) moved two games ahead of the second-place Twins (30-19). Twins reliever Taylor Rogers (1-3) walked Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert with no outs in the eighth. Engel then made it 2-1 with a bouncer up the middle. The White Sox have relied on their power all year, but Engel faked a bunt before swinging away. After Nick Madrigal lined out, Tim Anderson added an RBI double off the fence in left. Anderson had three hits, strengthening his position in the race for the AL MVP award. White Sox reliever Gio Gonzalez retired the first two batters in the eighth before issuing consecutive walks. Alex Colome (2-0) relieved Gonzalez and walked Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Nelson Cruz, who grounded out to leave the bases loaded for the second time in the game. Minnesota went 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position and left 15 runners on base. It had won three in a row.

Seattle 6 – Oakland 5 (7 innings – game one)
Oakland 9 – Seattle 9 (7 innings – game two)

Cincinnati 3 – Pittsburgh 1 (7 innings – game one)
Miami 6 – Philadelphia 2
Milwaukee 2 – St. Louis 1 (8 innings – game one)
Cincinnati 9 – Pittsburgh 4 (7 innings – game two)
St. Louis 3 – Milwaukee 2 (game two)
San Diego 7 – LA Dodgers 2

Baltimore 14 – Atlanta 1