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Abreu extends streak, White Sox beat Twins 10-8

By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer
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CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale had a rare off night on the mound. Good thing for the White Sox, Jose Abreu came through again at the plate.

The Cuban slugger reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and Chicago scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night.

Abreu had three singles, scored twice and drove in a run. He also walked and was hit by a pitch.

The 21-game hitting streak is the longest by a White Sox player since Carlos Lee's club-record run of 28 in 2004. Abreu has reached base in 10 straight plate appearances. No White Sox player has done that since Frank Thomas set a team mark of 15 in 1997.

''Anything you throw up there I think he's going to hit hard,'' manager Robin Ventura said.

Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez delivered consecutive RBI singles in the eighth to give Chicago an 8-7 lead. Tyler Flowers added a run-scoring single in the inning after hitting a solo homer earlier in the game. Alejandro De Aza capped the decisive rally with another RBI single, and the White Sox overcame a shaky start by Sale to win for the sixth time in eight games.

''I don't have the prescience to tell you where this season is going to take us,'' Sale said. ''But as long as we come in every day and we work hard and play like we played tonight and string some stuff together, I don't see why we couldn't be there with anybody else.''

The Twins had the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth against Jake Petricka when Kurt Suzuki drove in a run with a fielder's choice grounder. But Petricka struck out Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia for his seventh save in eight chances, ending a game that lasted 3 hours, 47 minutes.

''We had a lot of good things happen tonight except the end,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.

The teams combined for 31 hits - 17 for Chicago - and spent most of the game trading leads.

The Twins went up 7-6 in the top half of the eighth on a solo homer by Chris Parmelee off Eric Surkamp, only to have the White Sox answer in a big way in the bottom half.

That rally made a winner of Javy Guerra (1-2), who retired the final two batters in the eighth.

Sale gave up a season-high tying five runs and eight hits over six innings.

Minnesota's Logan Darnell lasted just four innings in his second major league start, allowing four runs and five hits in five innings. He walked four after getting roughed up by the White Sox last Saturday.

ON DECK

The White Sox send Scott Carroll (4-6, 4.29) to the mound with Yohan Pino (1-3, 4.38) pitching for Minnesota.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: First baseman Joe Mauer (strained right oblique) and starter Ricky Nolasco (sore right elbow) are scheduled to begin minor league rehab stints next week.

White Sox: Pitching coach Don Cooper rejoined the team after missing 11 games because of vertigo. General manager Rick Hahn had some burn marks on the right side of his face stemming from an accident with a new fire pit at his house on Monday night.

NO DEAL, NO FUN

Hahn said the White Sox were close to a three-team deal before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline and was disappointed nothing materialized. ''I sort of felt like the kid looking out the window with all his friends playing outside while I was inside practicing my violin,'' he said.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

J. Abreu
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Minnesota

B. Dozier
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Minnesota Twins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Danny Santana, CF5000012.305.338.455
Brian Dozier, 2B4330111.239.335.424
Trevor Plouffe, 3B5130011.240.308.394
Josh Willingham, LF5121003.223.363.426
   Eduardo Nunez, PR0000000.248.275.361
Kurt Suzuki, C4123000.309.372.395
Kennys Vargas, 1B5112026.200.200.400
Chris Colabello, DH3001020.225.272.380
   a-Oswaldo Arcia, PH-DH2000022.217.296.379
Chris Parmelee, RF4111020.262.318.396
Eduardo Escobar, SS4020000.275.315.397
Logan Darnell, P0000000.000.000.000
   Anthony Swarzak, P0000000.000.000.000
   Brian Duensing, P0000000.000.000.000
   Casey Fien, P0000000.000.000.000
   Caleb Thielbar, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jared Burton, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals418148111    
a-struck out for Colabello in the 8th
Batting
2B - Kurt Suzuki (21, Sale), Kennys Vargas (1, Sale), Eduardo Escobar (27, Sale)
HR - Chris Parmelee (5, Surkamp)
RBI - Josh Willingham (32), Kurt Suzuki 3 (45), Kennys Vargas 2 (2), Chris Colabello (39), Chris Parmelee (17)
2-OUT RBI - Kurt Suzuki (21)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Logan Darnell (1, Throwing), Kennys Vargas (1, Missed catch of throw)
Minnesota Twins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Logan Darnell 4544440 8.25
Anthony Swarzak 1.2522021 4.23
Brian Duensing 1.1100000 2.18
Casey Fien (L,5-5; BS,3) 0.1444010 3.11
Caleb Thielbar 0.1000000 3.28
Jared Burton 0.1200000 4.40
HBP - Abreu (by Logan Darnell)
Pitches-Strikes - Logan Darnell 81-47, Anthony Swarzak 40-28, Brian Duensing 13-10, Casey Fien 14-12, Caleb Thielbar 3-2, Jared Burton 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Logan Darnell 7-1, Anthony Swarzak 1-2, Brian Duensing 1-2
Batters Faced - Logan Darnell 22, Anthony Swarzak 10, Brian Duensing 4, Casey Fien 5, Caleb Thielbar 1, Jared Burton 3
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Adam Eaton, CF4221101.299.365.392
Gordon Beckham, 2B5010023.226.269.356
Jose Abreu, 1B3231100.310.364.639
Paul Konerko, DH5021025.243.283.392
   Dayan Viciedo, PR-DH0100000.234.282.388
Alexei Ramirez, SS5222003.284.319.408
Conor Gillaspie, 3B5011024.319.372.458
Tyler Flowers, C4122111.247.305.359
Alejandro De Aza, LF5121001.235.304.350
Moises Sierra, RF4121103.244.270.363
Chris Sale, P0000000.000.000.000
   Daniel Webb, P0000000.000.000.000
   Eric Surkamp, P0000000.000.000.000
   Javy Guerra, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jake Petricka, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals4010171047    
Batting
2B - Alexei Ramirez (19, Swarzak), Conor Gillaspie (25, Darnell)
3B - Moises Sierra (2, Darnell)
HR - Tyler Flowers (7, Swarzak)
RBI - Adam Eaton (30), Jose Abreu (84), Paul Konerko (21), Alexei Ramirez 2 (53), Conor Gillaspie (39), Tyler Flowers 2 (36), Alejandro De Aza (30), Moises Sierra (9)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Eaton (11), Jose Abreu (23), Alexei Ramirez (13), Conor Gillaspie (18), Tyler Flowers 2 (14), Alejandro De Aza (10), Moises Sierra (2)
CS - Moises Sierra (1, 2nd base by Duensing/Suzuki)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
PB - Tyler Flowers (8)
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Sale 6854170 2.09
Daniel Webb (BS,1) 1211000 3.49
Eric Surkamp 0.1111011 6.75
Javy Guerra (W,1-2) 0.2000010 2.60
Jake Petricka (S,7) 1311020 2.11
HBP - Suzuki (by Chris Sale)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Sale 107-67, Daniel Webb 18-14, Eric Surkamp 12-7, Javy Guerra 7-4, Jake Petricka 22-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Sale 3-8, Daniel Webb 3-0, Javy Guerra 1-0, Jake Petricka 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Sale 28, Daniel Webb 5, Eric Surkamp 2, Javy Guerra 2, Jake Petricka 6
Game Information
Attendance - 28060
Game Time - 3:47
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Dan Bellino, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Mark Ripperger