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As heard on WHOW, Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after tying the game with a solo homer in the sixth, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Monday in the first game of a doubleheader.

 

Jorge Polanco added an RBI single in the eighth as Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak and beat division rival Chicago for just the third time in 13 games.

 

Gilberto Celestino, the Twins' automatic runner at second, advanced to third in the eighth on Luis Arraez's single off Garrett Crochet (2-5). Josh Donaldson hit a sharp grounder to Jake Burger at third. Burger slipped, and Celestino was able to return to third, leaving the bases loaded.

 

After Trevor Larnach struck out, Cruz hit his fly to center off Ryan Burr to put Minnesota ahead. Polanco's single made it 3-1.

 

Tyler Duffey (2-2) pitched a scoreless seventh, working around two walks, for the win.

 

Tim Anderson homered for the third straight game and extended his hitting streak to a career-high 16. Anderson was Chicago's automatic runner in the eighth and scored on Jose Abreu's double, but Hansel Robles held on for his 10th save in 12 chances.

 

Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a game-ending three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Chicago White Sox a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday.

 

Aaron Bummer (2-4) pitched a scoreless seventh. Then the White Sox broke through against Berrios in the bottom half.

 

Mitch Garver homered in his first two at-bats of the nightcap after returning from a serious groin injury.

 

Garver, activated from the 10-day injured list between games, hit a solo shot off Reynaldo Lopez in the second. He followed with a longer solo homer to right-center off Matt Foster in the fourth. 

 

The White Sox have won eight of 10.

 

White Sox CF Luis Robert will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Winston-Salem on Wednesday. He has been out since suffering a torn right hip flexor on May 2.

 

Minnesota RHP Bailey Ober (1-1, 5.45) faces Chicago LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-3, 4.25) on Tuesday.

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