MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Anderson had two hits and drove in two runs and Hector Santiago earned the victory against his former team as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Santiago (2-2), who pitched for Minnesota the past two seasons, fared much better than he did in his first appearance against his ex-teammates. The Twins knocked him around for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings on May 5 in his second start of the season.
But on Wednesday, Santiago allowed just two runs on six hits in five innings pitched. And after giving up five home runs combined in his last two starts, the left-hander was able to keep the ball in the park against Minnesota.
Four relievers combined to shut down the Twins the rest of the way. Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.
Ehire Adrianza doubled twice, scored a run and drove in another for the Twins.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (3-3) labored through five innings before he was knocked out after giving up two hits to start the sixth. He left with a 2-1 lead but took the loss when both runners came around to score.
The big blow in the four-run sixth was Anderson’s two-run single off reliever Ryan Pressly. Another run scored on a wild pitch, and the final run came home on a perfectly executed suicide squeeze bunt by Adam Engel.
MASON CITY — After former NIACC baseball player Luke Becker was taken by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday, two more NIACC players were selected on Wednesday. The Texas Rangers selected Evan Reifert in the 30th round. The right-handed freshman pitcher was 1-1 with 28 strikeouts and 21 walks in 17 2/3 innings pitched. The Milwaukee Brewers then selected left-handed pitcher Brandon Williamson in the 36th round. Williamson had been ranked #90 on MLB.com’s Top 200 prospect list for the draft. He was 8-4 with 104 strikeouts and 34 walks and a 3.14 ERA in his sophomore season. Williamson has signed with Texas Christian University.
— high school baseball last night
Newman 5, St. Ansgar 1
Clear Lake 6, St. Edmond 5
Fort Dodge 5-15, Mason City 3-5
Lake Mills 12, North Union 6
Garrigan 5, Rockford 0
North Butler 9, West Hancock 2
Northwood-Kensett 10, Nashua-Plainfield 5
West Fork 12 Eagle Grove 5
Algona 11, Humboldt 4
— high school softball last night
St. Edmond 11, Clear Lake 4
Newman 10, St. Ansgar 0 (5)
Fort Dodge 6-10, Mason City 1-0
Central Springs 13, GHV 3
North Butler 9, West Hancock 1
Garrigan 11, Rockford 1
Eagle Grove 15, West Fork 14
Nashua-Plainfield 7, Northwood-Kensett 5
Hampton-Dumont 13, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 1
Humboldt 4, Algona 0
Charles City 9, New Hampton 0
Riceville 13, GMG 1 (3)
UNDATED (AP) — Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and their Minnesota Lynx teammates have been to the White House a few times in their storied careers after winning WNBA championships. This year, after no invite came to celebrate their 2017 title at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the team decided to spend an off day in Washington handing out Jordan brand shoes and Nike socks to more than 300 students at the Payne Elementary School.