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Twins top White Sox 8-1

Posted On: May 26, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

MINNEAPOLIS - Kyle Gibson knew he didn't have to do too much to give his slugging teammates a chance to win on Saturday, but the Minnesota Twins starting pitcher went out and threw a gem anyway.
Gibson pitched seven strong innings, C.J. Cron and Ehire Adrianza each drove in four runs and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 for their 10th win in 11 games.
Gibson (5-2) gave up five hits and walked none while striking out nine. Only four White Sox batters reached second base on the day, and he retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.
The veteran right-hander said with the Twins' offense leading the majors in runs and homers, the starting pitchers know they can be the key to making this a special season in Minneapolis.
“Rarely are we going to have three or four games in a row where we only score one or two runs,” Gibson said. “So it's going to be up to the starting pitching to be consistent.”
His only blemish was José Abreu's leadoff homer in the fourth inning, but the Twins immediately tacked on three...

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