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White Sox rally to beat Twins 8-4

Yolmer Sanchez matched a career high with four RBIs, Avisail Garcia hit his first homer since returning from the disabled list last week and the Chicago White Sox came back to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Tuesday night.
 
Yoan Moncada drove in a run with a triple and scored as the White Sox won for the third time in four games following an eight-game losing streak. Reynaldo Lopez (3-5) lasted 6 1/3 innings for the win in a contest that began after a delay of 1 hour, 48 minutes because of heavy rain.
 
Ehire Adrianza hit a solo shot and drove in two runs, and Brian Dozier also went deep for Minnesota.
 
Minnesota's Lance Lynn (5-6) seemed to be cruising with a 4-2 lead in a seventh straight solid start, but slipped on the wet grass while fielding Matt Davidson's soft grounder leading off the bottom of sixth. Leury Garcia and Kevan Smith followed with singles to load the bases, prompting manager Paul Molitor to bring in reliever Ryan Pressly.
 
Pressly walked Tim Anderson to force in a run. Sanchez put the White Sox ahead for the first time when he lined a single off Taylor Rogers with two outs that drove in two.
 
Lynn allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits through five-plus innings. The 31-year-old right-hander struck out eight and walked only one.
 
Lopez yielded four runs and six hits before four Chicago relievers combined for 2 2/3 hitless innings.
 
Dozier's 11th homer, on a towering fly that barely cleared the left-field fence, put the Twins ahead 1-0 in the second. Adrianza's drive to straightaway center on the first pitch of the third made it 2-0.
 
The White Sox tied it at 2 in the bottom of the inning. Adam Engel reached on Adrianza's throwing error, then scored on Moncada's triple to the right-center wall. Moncada came home on Sanchez's groundout.
 
Minnesota moved back ahead 4-2 in the fifth. Mitch Garver, Jake Cave and Adrianza opened the inning with sharp singles. Joe Mauer settled for a sac fly as Garcia made a nifty running grab of his liner to the warning track in right center.
 
After Chicago took a 5-4 lead in the sixth, Garcia hit his second homer of the season - and first since April 3 - in the seventh.
 
Sanchez singled in another run as the White Sox scored twice in the eighth.
 
RHP Kyle Gibson (2-5, 3.25) faces White Sox RHP James Shields (2-9) tonight.

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