(Minneapolis, MN) — Pablo Lopez was brilliant during Minnesota 3-2 win over the White Sox in a ten-inning affair at Target Field. Lopez gave up two runs in the first inning before setting down 23 straight Chicago hitters. He finished the night with ten strikeouts over seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball, but he got a no-decision because Jhoan Duran gave up a game tying home run in the top of the ninth.
Minnesota won when the White Sox made a throwing error on Michael A. Taylor’s bunt single in the tenth. Taylor also had a home run in the victory. Griffin Jax earned the win out of the pen for the 7-and-4 Twins. Minnesota sends Sonny Gray to the mound against the Southsiders today.
Injury woes are continuing for the Twins. The team placed outfielder Joey Gallo on the ten-day injured list with an intercostal strain yesterday. Gallo is hitting .278 with three home runs and seven RBI this season.
To replace Gallo, Minnesota called up top-100 prospect Edouard Julien. The rookie was hitting .290 with two home runs and four RBI at St. Paul this season.