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Twins Vs. White Sox: Chris Sale Continues Dominance Of Minnesota In 6-0 Win

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (17-6, 2.78) pitched six innings allowing no runs and striking out five batters as the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0 Friday. Sale is 3-0 with an ERA below 1 in three starts against the Twins this season.

Dayan Viciedo drove in the first two runs for Chicago without even getting a hit — he had an RBI ground out in the second inning and then walked with the bases loaded in the fourth. Alexei Ramirez had an RBI single in the sixth, Alex Rios had an RBI single in the seventh, Kevin Youkilis hit a solo home run in the seventh and DeWayne Wise drove in the final run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Esmerling Vasquez (0-2, 7.53 ERA) took the loss after giving up three runs and striking out four in 5.2 innings. It was the best of his three starts he's made for the Twins this season. He previously had not given up fewer than four earned runs in a start.

With the loss and the Cleveland Indians' loss to the Detroit Tigers Friday, the Indians and Twins remain tied for last in the AL Central.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.