Twins 4, White Sox 3
Updated On: Jul 27 2014 04:22:53 PM CDT
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Fuld's RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning broke a tie game as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Target Field.
The Twins entered the bottom of the seventh trailing by a run after a two-run top of the sixth gave the White Sox their first lead of the afternoon. Chicago starter Scott Carroll threw 78 pitches through six innings and departed in line for the win, but reliever Ronald Belisario entered and immediately loaded the bases with nobody out.
Right-hander Javy Guerra took over for Belisario and got shortstop Eduardo Escobar to pop out in foul territory behind third base. Center fielder Danny Santana hit a shallow fly ball to Adam Eaton in center, but designated hitter Josh Willingham tagged up anyway. He reached home after Eaton's throw, but the ball short-hopped catcher Adrian Nieto and Willingham's run tied the game.
The next hitter, left fielder Fuld, ripped a single to center, scoring two, to give the Twins a 4-2 lead.
Nieto hit his first major league home run in the top of the eighth to make it a one-run game, but Twins closer Glen Perkins worked around a bases-loaded, one-out jam for his 25th save this season.
Twins right-hander Jared Burton got credit for the win, pitching a shutout seventh inning ahead of Minnesota's rally, improving to 2-2.
Belisario was charged with three runs on a hit and two walks and took the loss, falling to 3-7.
NOTES: Twins RHP Ricky Nolasco threw a bullpen session Sunday before the game. He will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip, throw three more bullpen sessions and go on a rehabilitation assignment as he recovered from a sore right elbow. ... Twins RHP Kyle Gibson threw a bullpen session Sunday as well. He is on track to start Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals after having his scheduled start pushed back twice because of a stiff lower back. ... Twins RHP Phil Hughes threw a bullpen session and is feeling better after being hit in the right leg by a line drive on Thursday. He is on track to start Wednesday. ... White Sox RHP Matt Lindstrom will throw a simulated game Tuesday before going on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. He hopes to be back with the White Sox when they begin a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 7. He has not pitched since mid-May following ankle surgery.
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