Santiago beats former team as White Sox top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Hector Santiago got out of a big jam. Then he got out of his former home ballpark with a victory.

Tim Anderson had two hits and drove in two runs and Santiago earned the win 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, 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.

Santiago also gave the White Sox big lift when he held the Twins to just one run in an inning that began with a single and two doubles.

Robbie Grossman led off the second inning with a base hit and moved to third on Mitch Garver's double. Ehire Adrianza followed with a towering drive off the wall in center field. He ended up with a double, but Garver got a bad read on the ball and only advanced one base.

Still, the Twins were threatening with two runners in scoring position and no outs.

''Second and third with nobody out, my mindset was just, `Get a sac fly right here and keep it right here,''' Santiago said.

But he did better than that. Ryan LaMarre hit a sharp grounder to third base that didn't allow the runners to advance. Then Brian Dozier hit a one-hopper up the middle that Santiago stabbed. Garver was retired in a rundown, and then Santiago got red-hot Eddie Rosario to fly out to end the inning.

''Situational hitting,'' said a frustrated Twins manager Paul Molitor. ''You get a couple of ground balls but don't score. Those are huge runs early. A chance maybe to knock a pitcher out of the game. . We had him 70 pitches after three innings. We made him work. We just didn't take advantage in that inning in particular to put a crooked number up.''

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (3-3) labored through five innings before a bad break led to a big White Sox rally in the sixth. Yolmer Sanchez led off with a single, but Jose Abreu fell behind 0-2 before tapping a grounder just to the left of second base.

Unfortunately for the Twins, shortstop Adrianza was shifted far over toward third base, playing Abreu to pull. He scrambled to his left and tried to make a play, but the ball kicked out of his glove and both runners were safe. Abreu was credited with a single, and Odorizzi was left scratching his head about the defensive alignment behind him.

''I automatically thought it was a double play,'' Odorizzi said. ''When you're playing that far over, it's a tough play for him to run over and just try to get an out, not even turn a double play. I think it's just something that really can't happen in that situation. We have to be able to turn a double play when you have a double play situation.''

Four relievers combined to shut down the Twins after Santiago's departure. Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.

OLD FRIENDS

Santiago 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.

''They beat the crap out of me last time in Chicago, so it was nice to come back here and get a win against them,'' Santiago said. ''It's fun facing those guys, being out there and having a good time. I dropped down and threw some sidearm pitches today. Dozier's like, `Is that the first time you've done that?' I was like, `Yeah, you're the first person I threw a sidearm too.' You have some good fun.''

OUTPLAYED

The Twins had a four-run eighth inning in the first game of the series, but they've scored just four runs total in the other 26 innings. Bad base running, physical and mental errors in the field, and fruitless at-bats have left the Twins sputtering against the last-place White Sox.

''I try to be positive most times, but that's just not good baseball,'' said Molitor, whose team had just taken three straight from first-place Cleveland. ''They've outplayed us. We talked about it, they've run aggressively, they've made more plays defensively. We had one good inning, in the first game (Tuesday).''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: 1B Logan Morrison (back) came off the bench to pinch hit in the ninth inning after missing Tuesday's doubleheader with a stiff back.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP James Shields (1-6, 4.48 ERA) will take the mound in the series finale Thursday afternoon. Shields no-hit the Twins for 6 1/3 innings but received a no-decision on May 6 in Chicago. He's pitched at least seven innings in each of his last four starts.

Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (6-5, 3.86) is already 2-0 against the White Sox this year. He struck out 11 Chicago batters over seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win at Target Field on April 12.

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  • W: H. Santiago (2-2)L: J. Odorizzi (3-3)S: J. Soria (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B50000042.241.320.433.754-2.0
Y. Sanchez 3B51100010.281.318.421.7391.5
J. Abreu 1B41100010.300.356.526.8821.5
M. Davidson DH31100112.245.372.517.8893.5
J. Rondon PR-DH00000000.250.289.583.8730.0
K. Smith C41200001.375.375.375.7503.0
T. Anderson SS41230022.242.304.450.7557.0
A. Engel CF20010110.228.289.329.6181.5
C. Tilson LF40100013.219.257.250.5071.5
T. Thompson RF40100021.129.185.248.4332.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B40100113.247.326.430.7561.5
    E. Rosario LF50000004.307.344.550.8940.0
    E. Escobar 3B20100200.282.338.549.8874.0
    M. Kepler RF20000213.238.328.437.7651.5
    M. Sano 1B40000023.202.273.419.691-1.0
    R. Grossman DH41100020.234.329.321.6501.0
    M. Garver C40200000.229.296.343.6393.0
    E. Adrianza SS31210011.233.290.350.6405.5
    a- L. Morrison PH10000010.195.310.345.655-0.5
    R. LaMarre CF40110022.284.342.328.6711.0
    • a-struck out for Adrianza in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Davidson (7), C. Tilson
    • SH - A. Engel (3)
    • RBI - T. Anderson 3 (25), A. Engel (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson (16)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Escobar (24), M. Garver (6), E. Adrianza 2 (11)
    • RBI - E. Adrianza (8), R. LaMarre (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. LaMarre (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Anderson (13), T. Thompson (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Anderson-Moncada-Abreu; Moncada-Anderson-Abreu)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (3)
    • E - E. Rosario (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Santiago (W, 2-2)5.06223204.961.6312.0
    B. Rondon (H, 4)1.11001303.921.352.5
    J. Fry (H, 5)0.20001102.451.02-0.5
    N. Jones (H, 4)1.00000204.301.394.0
    J. Soria (S, 6)1.01000203.571.2410.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Santiago (W, 2-2)5.0
    B. Rondon (H, 4)1.1
    J. Fry (H, 5)0.2
    N. Jones (H, 4)1.0
    J. Soria (S, 6)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Odorizzi (L, 3-3)5.06331704.241.353.5
    R. Pressly (BS, 3)1.02220203.261.380.0
    T. Rogers1.00000204.741.344.0
    T. Hildenberger1.01001102.611.031.5
    A. Reed1.00000102.931.213.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Odorizzi (L, 3-3)5.0
    R. Pressly (BS, 3)1.0
    T. Rogers1.0
    T. Hildenberger1.0
    A. Reed1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 104-63, B. Rondon 24-15, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 13-7, J. Soria 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Santiago 5-6
    • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 22, B. Rondon 6, J. Fry 3, N. Jones 3, J. Soria 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Pressly (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 99-62, R. Pressly 19-13, T. Rogers 15-11, T. Hildenberger 23-16, A. Reed 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 4-3, R. Pressly 1-0, T. Hildenberger 1-2, A. Reed 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 21, R. Pressly 5, T. Rogers 3, T. Hildenberger 6, A. Reed 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B50000042.241.320.433.754-2.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B51100010.281.318.421.7391.5
    J. Abreu 1B41100010.300.356.526.8821.5
    M. Davidson DH31100112.245.372.517.8893.5
    J. Rondon PR-DH00000000.250.289.583.8730.0
    K. Smith C41200001.375.375.375.7503.0
    T. Anderson SS41230022.242.304.450.7557.0
    A. Engel CF20010110.228.289.329.6181.5
    C. Tilson LF40100013.219.257.250.5071.5
    T. Thompson RF40100021.129.185.248.4332.0
    Total35594021311-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B40100113.247.326.430.7561.5
      E. Rosario LF50000004.307.344.550.8940.0
      E. Escobar 3B20100200.282.338.549.8874.0
      M. Kepler RF20000213.238.328.437.7651.5
      M. Sano 1B40000023.202.273.419.691-1.0
      R. Grossman DH41100020.234.329.321.6501.0
      M. Garver C40200000.229.296.343.6393.0
      E. Adrianza SS31210011.233.290.350.6405.5
      a- L. Morrison PH10000010.195.310.345.655-0.5
      R. LaMarre CF40110022.284.342.328.6711.0
      Total33282051016-----
      • a-struck out for Adrianza in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Davidson (7), C. Tilson
      • SH - A. Engel (3)
      • RBI - T. Anderson 3 (25), A. Engel (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Escobar (24), M. Garver (6), E. Adrianza 2 (11)
      • RBI - E. Adrianza (8), R. LaMarre (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. LaMarre (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson (13), T. Thompson (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Anderson-Moncada-Abreu; Moncada-Anderson-Abreu)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (3)
      • E - E. Rosario (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Santiago (W, 2-2)5.06223204.961.6312.0
      B. Rondon (H, 4)1.11001303.921.352.5
      J. Fry (H, 5)0.20001102.451.02-0.5
      N. Jones (H, 4)1.00000204.301.394.0
      J. Soria (S, 6)1.01000203.571.2410.0
      Total9.08225100---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Santiago (W, 2-2)5.0
      B. Rondon (H, 4)1.1
      J. Fry (H, 5)0.2
      N. Jones (H, 4)1.0
      J. Soria (S, 6)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (L, 3-3)5.06331704.241.353.5
      R. Pressly (BS, 3)1.02220203.261.380.0
      T. Rogers1.00000204.741.344.0
      T. Hildenberger1.01001102.611.031.5
      A. Reed1.00000102.931.213.5
      Total9.09552130---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (L, 3-3)5.0
      R. Pressly (BS, 3)1.0
      T. Rogers1.0
      T. Hildenberger1.0
      A. Reed1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 104-63, B. Rondon 24-15, J. Fry 16-9, N. Jones 13-7, J. Soria 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Santiago 5-6
      • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 22, B. Rondon 6, J. Fry 3, N. Jones 3, J. Soria 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Pressly (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 99-62, R. Pressly 19-13, T. Rogers 15-11, T. Hildenberger 23-16, A. Reed 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 4-3, R. Pressly 1-0, T. Hildenberger 1-2, A. Reed 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 21, R. Pressly 5, T. Rogers 3, T. Hildenberger 6, A. Reed 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Engel hit sacrifice bunt to first, Anderson scored52
        Anderson singled to left center, Abreu and Smith scored, Anderson to second42
        Sanchez scored, Abreu to third, Smith to second on wild pitch22
      • 4TH INNING
        LaMarre singled to right, Adrianza scored12
        Anderson singled to center, Davidson scored, Smith to third, Anderson out at second11
      • 2ND INNING
        Adrianza doubled to deep center, Grossman scored, Garver to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Addison Reed relieved Trevor Hildenberger
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Moncada grounded out to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joakim Soria relieved Nate Jones
        • Logan Morrison hit for Ehire Adrianza
        • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • R. LaMarre: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Dozier singled to shallow center
        • E. Rosario: Rosario fouled out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Taylor Rogers
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu flied out to right
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson doubled to right center
        • Jose Rondon ran for Matt Davidson
        • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith safe at first on left fielder Rosario fielding error, Rondon to third
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Engel walked
        • C. Tilson: Strike swinging, Tilson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Nate Jones relieved Jace Fry
        • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
        • M. Garver: Ball, Garver flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Ryan Pressly
        • T. Thompson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Thompson struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Rondon Pitching:
        • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, LaMarre struck out on foul tip
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier walked
        • Jace Fry relieved Bruce Rondon
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to center
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar walked, Dozier to second
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to shallow center
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu reached on an infield single to shortstop, Sanchez to second
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Jake Odorizzi
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith singled to right, Sanchez to third, Abreu to second
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez scored, Abreu to third, Smith to second on wild pitch, Ball, Anderson singled to left center, Abreu and Smith scored, Anderson to second
        • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Anderson stole third, Strike swinging, Engel hit sacrifice bunt to first, Anderson scored
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tilson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Bruce Rondon relieved Hector Santiago
        • M. Sano: Foul, Sano flied out to right
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Garver singled to shallow right
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • C. Tilson: Tilson doubled to right center
        • T. Thompson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thompson flied out to left
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Rosario flied out to deep center
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Escobar out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu grounded out to second
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked
        • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smith singled to right, Davidson to third
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to center, Davidson scored, Smith to third, Anderson out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grossman flied out to shallow left
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garver flied out to left
        • E. Adrianza: Adrianza doubled to left
        • R. LaMarre: Foul, LaMarre singled to right, Adrianza scored
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Engel grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Tilson fouled out to third
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thompson singled to right center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Thompson stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar lined out to center
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler walked
        • M. Sano: Sano grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kepler out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Smith: Smith flied out to right
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grossman singled to center
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Garver doubled to deep left, Grossman to third
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Adrianza doubled to deep center, Grossman scored, Garver to third
        • R. LaMarre: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, LaMarre grounded out to third
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Dozier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Garver out at home, Adrianza to third, Dozier to second
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • E. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to first
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep right
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler walked
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sano struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)