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Twins Smash Sox

Jonathan Schoop hit two homers and drove in four runs, Mitch Garver also connected and the slugging Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.


The AL Central leaders are 30 games over .500 (81-51) for the first time since Sept. 25, 2010, when they were 92-62. Minnesota has won a season-high six straight games on the road.


ose Abreu and Matt Skole each drove a run for Chicago.


Jake Odorizzi (14-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six effective innings. He walked two and struck out eight.


Ross Detwiler (2-4) gave up five runs and six hits in four innings.


Jose Berrios (10-7, 3.53 ERA) starts the series finale Thursday afternoon looking to avoid a winless August. He is 0-2 with an ERA of 8.44 in four starts this month. Chicago rookie RHP Dylan Cease (3-6, 5.76) looks to win a second straight start after striking out a career-high nine against Texas last week.

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