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Adam Engel, Tim Anderson lift White Sox over Twins

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson hit an RBI double for an insurance run in the eighth inning of a win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday in Chicago.  Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson hit an RBI double for an insurance run in the eighth inning of a win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday in Chicago.  Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Adam Engel and Tim Anderson each had RBI hits in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox edge the Minnesota Twins in the first clash of a four-game series in Chicago.

White Sox starter Dylan Cease also allowed five hits and one run in 4 2/3 innings in the 3-1 win Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox are on a five-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 10 games.

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Chicago (31-16) has the best record in the American League and a two-game lead over the Twins (30-19) in the American League Central division standings.

Twins starter Jose Berrios allowed six hits and one run in five innings, but was not on the record for a decision. The White Sox bullpen combined to allow just three hits and no runs over the final 4 1/3 innings to secure the triumph.

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal plated Yoan Moncada with a second-inning RBI single for an early 1-0 lead. Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco then tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth frame before the White Sox rallied in the eighth inning.

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Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers entered the game for Tyler Duffey in the bottom of the eighth frame. Rogers began his night with back-to-back walks issued to Moncada and Luis Robert. Engel then entered the game as a pinch hitter for Nomar Mazara.

Engel fouled off a bunt attempt on the first offering of his exchange with Rogers. He then slapped an 0-1 Rogers slider to center field to plate Moncada for a go-ahead run.

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Nick Madrigal lined out in the next at-bat. Anderson then followed with a double to left field to plate Robert for an insurance run.

White Sox relief pitcher Alex Colome forced two pop outs to start the ninth frame. He allowed a Byron Buxton double before he struck out Jake Cave to end the game and pick up his second win of 2020.

Anderson went 3 for 5 with an RBI in the win. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and left fielder Eloy Jimenez collected two hits apiece. Twins right fielder Max Kepler went 2 for 4 with a walk in the loss.

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The White Sox host the Twins in the second game of the series at 8:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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