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MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2

Aug. 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Alexei Ramirez smacked three hits, including a solo homer, and drove in three runs Sunday, sparking the Chicago White Sox over Minnesota 5-2.

Ramirez gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead with a first-inning RBI single, then put Chicago ahead for good at 2-1 with a run-scoring double in the third.

The White Sox shortstop added added a solo homer in the fifth as Chicago took a third straight from the Twins to close out a four-game series.

Avisail Garcia and Jeff Keppinger each added an RBI for the winners.

Hector Santiago (4-7) logged his first victory since June 21, controlling Minnesota on two runs (one earned) on nine hits and two walks n a six-inning effort. He struck out one.

Addison Reed hurled a scoreless ninth for his 31st save.

Samuel Deduno (7-7) was hung with the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five innings.

Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia each drove in a run for the Twins.

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