Twins lose 3-1 to White Sox, division lead trimmed to 4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Shutting down the Minnesota Twins' lineup hasn't been easy this season. Eight pitchers and a perfect throw from the outfield were necessary for the Chicago White Sox to do it Wednesday night.

Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss that shrunk their AL Central lead.

Minnesota is four games ahead of Cleveland after the Indians beat Detroit 2-1 in 10 innings. The surprising Twins still have a magic number of seven to clinch their first division title since 2010.

''Not all the time are you hitting homers, hitting a lot of base hits, a lot of runs,'' said Eddie Rosario, who drove in the lone Minnesota run.

Minnesota has scored 877 runs this season - second-most in the majors to the Yankees' 896 - and tied with the 1996 squad for most in team history. The Twins also lead the majors with 289 homers and are second in hits (1,454) and batting average (.270).

''We lost the game because we just didn't have the kind of at-bats that we really needed to have,'' manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Zack Collins homered and Yoan Moncada doubled twice for the White Sox. A trio of Chicago pitchers combined to take a no-hitter into the sixth.

But if not for Adam Engel, Minnesota might have pulled off some late-inning magic for the second straight night. In Tuesday's 9-8, 12-inning win, the Twins scored in the 11th to tie Chicago and got three runs in the 12th after the White Sox put up two in the top of the inning.

With the White Sox up by one and two outs in the eighth on Wednesday, Rosario hit a ball off the right field wall near the overhang. Trying for a triple, Rosario was thrown out on a laser-like throw from Engel, who'd hustled over from center field to play the carom. Video review upheld the call.

''I think my favorite part of the play is it's the third out of an inning, tying run at third base,'' said Engel, who said it was probably his best play of the year.

Jace Fry (3-4) pitched 1 2/3 innings to get the win for Chicago, which had lost four straight and 16 of 21. Alex Colome earned his 28th save in 30 chances with a perfect ninth.

One night after using six relievers, the White Sox turned to seven after Ivan Nova started on what would normally be his bullpen day. Dylan Covey was scratched Tuesday because of shoulder soreness and could be done for the year.

''We've all got to do whatever we got to for the team,'' Nova said.

Nova issued two walks and threw a wild pitch in one inning. Fry and Carson Fulmer then combined for four hitless innings before Josh Osich gave up Minnesota's first hit to Jorge Polanco in the sixth.

Polanco scored on Rosario's single to make it 2-1, but LaMonte Wade Jr. grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Moncada's second double of the night - and career high-tying 32nd of the season - put Chicago up 2-0 in the sixth. Eloy Jimenez had an RBI single in the second, and Collins homered in the ninth.

Moncada is batting .462 in his past 16 games, with hits in 14 of them - including 11 multihit performances. He has a home run, nine doubles and nine RBIs in that span.

STRUGGLING TO GET DEEP

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (14-7) allowed two earned runs and seven hits with nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings but lost for the second time in nine starts.

It was the 13th time in his last 15 starts that Odorizzi failed to go at least six innings. Yet, in his past nine starts, Odorizzi's ERA is 3.06 and he's struck out 63 hitters. He's been dogged by the lack of quick outs.

Entering the game, Odorizzi had thrown the most pitches per batter in the majors (4.23) and pitches per inning in the American League (17.6).

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: OF Max Kepler missed his fourth straight game with left shoulder soreness. ''The more we can stay away from him in the near term probably the better, but that doesn't mean he's still completely out of the order,'' Baldelli said.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Start a weekend series Friday in Detroit with Dylan Cease (3-7, 6.18 ERA) taking the ball. The right-hander has won two of three September starts.

Twins: Open their final regular-season home series Thursday, with RHP Kyle Gibson (13-7, 4.76) scheduled to start against Kansas City LHP Mike Montgomery (3-9, 4.70).

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  • W: J. Fry (3-4)L: J. Odorizzi (14-7)S: A. Colome (28)
  • HR: CHW - Z. Collins (3)
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T. Anderson SS41100012.335.355.511.8651.5
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Y. Moncada 3B41210021.312.365.540.9055.0
E. Jimenez LF30210101.264.314.497.8114.0
Z. Collins C41111024.138.273.323.5965.0
Y. Sanchez 2B40200010.250.320.317.6381.5
M. Skole 1B40000033.217.286.246.532-1.5
D. Palka RF30000023.031.127.031.158-1.0
A. Engel CF10000010.235.302.383.685-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Arraez LF-2B40000000.349.414.451.8650.0
    J. Polanco SS31100110.300.361.492.8532.5
    N. Cruz DH20000200.297.383.613.9962.0
    E. Rosario RF-LF40210002.277.300.502.8024.0
    M. Sano 3B40000024.238.337.550.886-1.0
    J. Cave CF-RF20000200.247.338.433.7712.0
    J. Schoop 2B20000011.258.308.479.787-0.5
    a- L. Wade PH-CF20000003.161.366.290.6560.0
    J. Castro C30000011.233.328.435.763-0.5
    W. Astudillo 1B30000001.259.290.359.6480.0
    HITTERSAB
    L. Arraez LF-2B4
    J. Polanco SS3
    N. Cruz DH2
    E. Rosario RF-LF4
    M. Sano 3B4
    J. Cave CF-RF2
    J. Schoop 2B2
    a- L. Wade PH-CF2
    J. Castro C3
    W. Astudillo 1B3
    • a-grounded out for Schoop in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (32)
    • HR - Z. Collins (3)
    • RBI - Y. Moncada (73), E. Jimenez (71), Z. Collins (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (26)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, E. Jimenez (42), Z. Collins (8), D. Palka (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Rosario (24)
    • RBI - E. Rosario (101)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Sano 2 (46), L. Wade 2 (2), W. Astudillo
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - L. Garcia (5)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Engel (2)
    • PB - Z. Collins
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Castro-Schoop; Polanco-Sano-Astudillo)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova1.00002104.831.461.5
    J. Fry (W, 3-4)1.20001304.961.5810.5
    C. Fulmer2.10000005.331.666.0
    J. Osich (H, 1)0.11110004.831.18-2.0
    J. Cordero (H, 4)1.11002003.481.100.0
    A. Bummer (H, 23)0.20000002.311.030.0
    E. Marshall (H, 15)0.21000002.721.29-1.0
    A. Colome (S, 28)1.00000102.591.0210.5
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova1.0
    J. Fry (W, 3-4)1.2
    C. Fulmer2.1
    J. Osich (H, 1)0.1
    J. Cordero (H, 4)1.1
    A. Bummer (H, 23)0.2
    E. Marshall (H, 15)0.2
    A. Colome (S, 28)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Odorizzi (L, 14-7)5.27221903.591.244.5
    C. Stashak1.11000303.381.223.5
    F. Romero0.21000106.942.14-0.5
    B. Graterol1.11110115.681.111.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Odorizzi (L, 14-7)5.2
    C. Stashak1.1
    F. Romero0.2
    B. Graterol1.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - I. Nova (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 23-11, J. Fry 24-13, C. Fulmer 24-14, J. Osich 4-3, J. Cordero 33-18, A. Bummer 7-5, E. Marshall 4-4, A. Colome 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Fry 2-0, C. Fulmer 5-2, J. Osich 1-0, J. Cordero 1-3, A. Bummer 2-0, E. Marshall 1-0
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 5, J. Fry 6, C. Fulmer 7, J. Osich 2, J. Cordero 7, A. Bummer 2, E. Marshall 2, A. Colome 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Graterol (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 94-61, C. Stashak 17-13, F. Romero 10-6, B. Graterol 16-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 4-2, C. Stashak 1-0, F. Romero 1-0, B. Graterol 3-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, C. Stashak 5, F. Romero 3, B. Graterol 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    L. Garcia CF-RF40200001.276.305.371.6761.0
    T. Anderson SS41100012.335.355.511.8651.5
    J. Abreu DH40000023.280.327.505.832-1.0
    Y. Moncada 3B41210021.312.365.540.9055.0
    E. Jimenez LF30210101.264.314.497.8114.0
    Z. Collins C41111024.138.273.323.5965.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B40200010.250.320.317.6381.5
    M. Skole 1B40000033.217.286.246.532-1.5
    D. Palka RF30000023.031.127.031.158-1.0
    A. Engel CF10000010.235.302.383.685-0.5
    Total353103111418-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Arraez LF-2B40000000.349.414.451.8650.0
      J. Polanco SS31100110.300.361.492.8532.5
      N. Cruz DH20000200.297.383.613.9962.0
      E. Rosario RF-LF40210002.277.300.502.8024.0
      M. Sano 3B40000024.238.337.550.886-1.0
      J. Cave CF-RF20000200.247.338.433.7712.0
      J. Schoop 2B20000011.258.308.479.787-0.5
      a- L. Wade PH-CF20000003.161.366.290.6560.0
      J. Castro C30000011.233.328.435.763-0.5
      W. Astudillo 1B30000001.259.290.359.6480.0
      Total2913105512-----
      HITTERSAB
      L. Arraez LF-2B4
      J. Polanco SS3
      N. Cruz DH2
      E. Rosario RF-LF4
      M. Sano 3B4
      J. Cave CF-RF2
      J. Schoop 2B2
      a- L. Wade PH-CF2
      J. Castro C3
      W. Astudillo 1B3
      Total29
      • a-grounded out for Schoop in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada 2 (32)
      • HR - Z. Collins (3)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada (73), E. Jimenez (71), Z. Collins (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (26)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, E. Jimenez (42), Z. Collins (8), D. Palka (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (24)
      • RBI - E. Rosario (101)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Sano 2 (46), L. Wade 2 (2), W. Astudillo
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - L. Garcia (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Engel (2)
      • PB - Z. Collins
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Castro-Schoop; Polanco-Sano-Astudillo)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova1.00002104.831.461.5
      J. Fry (W, 3-4)1.20001304.961.5810.5
      C. Fulmer2.10000005.331.666.0
      J. Osich (H, 1)0.11110004.831.18-2.0
      J. Cordero (H, 4)1.11002003.481.100.0
      A. Bummer (H, 23)0.20000002.311.030.0
      E. Marshall (H, 15)0.21000002.721.29-1.0
      A. Colome (S, 28)1.00000102.591.0210.5
      Total9.0311550---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova1.0
      J. Fry (W, 3-4)1.2
      C. Fulmer2.1
      J. Osich (H, 1)0.1
      J. Cordero (H, 4)1.1
      A. Bummer (H, 23)0.2
      E. Marshall (H, 15)0.2
      A. Colome (S, 28)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (L, 14-7)5.27221903.591.244.5
      C. Stashak1.11000303.381.223.5
      F. Romero0.21000106.942.14-0.5
      B. Graterol1.11110115.681.111.5
      Total9.010331141---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (L, 14-7)5.2
      C. Stashak1.1
      F. Romero0.2
      B. Graterol1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - I. Nova (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 23-11, J. Fry 24-13, C. Fulmer 24-14, J. Osich 4-3, J. Cordero 33-18, A. Bummer 7-5, E. Marshall 4-4, A. Colome 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Fry 2-0, C. Fulmer 5-2, J. Osich 1-0, J. Cordero 1-3, A. Bummer 2-0, E. Marshall 1-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 5, J. Fry 6, C. Fulmer 7, J. Osich 2, J. Cordero 7, A. Bummer 2, E. Marshall 2, A. Colome 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Graterol (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 94-61, C. Stashak 17-13, F. Romero 10-6, B. Graterol 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 4-2, C. Stashak 1-0, F. Romero 1-0, B. Graterol 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, C. Stashak 5, F. Romero 3, B. Graterol 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Collins homered to center31
      • 6TH INNING
        Rosario singled to right, Polanco scored, Cruz to second21
        Moncada doubled to left center, Anderson scored20
      • 2ND INNING
        Jimenez singled to center, Moncada scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Graterol Pitching:
        • Z. Collins: Foul, Foul, Collins homered to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • M. Skole: Skole grounded out to third
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Colome relieved Evan Marshall
        • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave lined out to third
        • L. Wade: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Wade lined out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Fernando Romero relieved Cody Stashak
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to right
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Abreu grounded out to pitcher, Anderson to second
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Moncada struck out on foul tip
        • Brusdar Graterol relieved Fernando Romero
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Anderson to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Jimenez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Bummer Pitching:
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Polanco grounded out to third
        • Evan Marshall relieved Aaron Bummer
        • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Rosario doubled to deep right, Rosario out at third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Stashak Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Sanchez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Skole: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Skole struck out swinging
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Engel in center field
        • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castro lined out to left
        • W. Astudillo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Astudillo lined out to center
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Jimmy Cordero
        • L. Arraez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arraez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to right
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Garcia out at second
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu flied out to deep right
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Moncada doubled to left center, Anderson scored
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez walked
        • Cody Stashak relieved Jake Odorizzi
        • Z. Collins: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Osich relieved Carson Fulmer
        • L. Arraez: Strike looking, Ball, Arraez grounded out to second
        • J. Polanco: Polanco singled to center
        • Jimmy Cordero relieved Josh Osich
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Polanco to second
        • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Rosario singled to right, Polanco scored, Cruz to second
        • M. Sano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sano flied out to left
        • J. Cave: Ball, Cruz to third, Rosario to second on passed ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cave walked
        • LaMonte Wade hit for Jonathan Schoop
        • L. Wade: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wade grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez singled to right
        • Z. Collins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Collins struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to left, Jimenez to second
        • M. Skole: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Skole struck out swinging
        • D. Palka: Palka lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Fulmer Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to third
        • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
        • W. Astudillo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Astudillo flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Fulmer Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario flied out to left
        • M. Sano: Ball, Sano grounded out to third
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Cave grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • M. Skole: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Skole struck out looking
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Palka struck out looking
        • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Fry Pitching:
        • L. Arraez: Ball, Arraez grounded out to first
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • Carson Fulmer relieved Jace Fry
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada doubled to deep left
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Jimenez singled to center, Moncada scored
        • Z. Collins: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Collins grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Jimenez out at second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jace Fry relieved Ivan Nova
        • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cave walked
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • J. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • W. Astudillo: Foul, Astudillo grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia singled to left
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging, Garcia caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • L. Arraez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arraez flied out to deep left
        • J. Polanco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Polanco walked
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked, Polanco to second
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Rosario popped out to third
        • M. Sano: Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco to third, Cruz to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)