Late-game offensive outburst helps Twins top White Sox
CHICAGO -- The Minnesota Twins exploded for 12 runs in the final two innings and finished with 23 hits in a 16-3 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
For the series, the Twins piled up 49 hits and 32 runs, with 22 of the runs in nine innings against White Sox relievers.
Center fielder Danny Santana led all hitters with four RBIs and a career-high five hits. Arcia went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs, while Fryer added three hits and two RBIs.
Twins starter Kyle Gibson (10-8) allowed three runs in the fourth inning to Chicago took a 3-1 lead, but Minnesota stormed back. Gibson didn't give up another run in his seven-inning outing, and the Twins backed him with a nine-run eighth to win the three-game series.
Minnesota (50-60) batted around in the eighth, sending 14 hitters to the plate, and scored nine runs on nine hits against Chicago's struggling bullpen.
Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee, right fielder Oswaldo Arcia and catcher Eric Fryer hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the ninth, capping the Twins' 23-hit game.
Outfielder Dayan Viciedo launched his 13th homer of the season to lead the White Sox (54-58).
Javy Guerra (1-3) and Taylor Thompson each allowed three runs in a one-inning relief appearance. Ronald Belisario allowed four in relief of Thompson in the eighth, without getting an out, and left-hander Eric Surkamp mopped up that frame by allowing two runs on four hits.