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Chi. White Sox 5, Minnesota 3
When: 8:35 PM ET, Monday, July 19, 2021
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 76°
Umpires: Home - Alan Porter, 1B - Sean Barber, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Jeremy Riggs
Attendance: 18272

Gavin Sheets drilled a walk-off three-run home run and Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada also homered as the host Chicago White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Monday night to salvage a doubleheader split.

Limited to two hits in their first six times at bat, the White Sox opened the seventh with a single and a walk, with the runners moving into scoring position on a wild pitch from Twins starter Jose Berrios. Sheets, a rookie who made his major league debut June 29, delivered his fifth career home run moments later.

Mitch Garver blasted a pair of solo home runs for the Twins as he played for the first time since June 1 after missing nearly seven weeks with a groin contusion that required surgery. Garver connected against Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning and reliever Matt Foster in the fifth for the catcher's seventh career multi-homer game.

Berrios (7-4) retired 11 straight hitters after walking Zack Collins to open the third. Moncada ended the run with a solo home run that brought the White Sox to within 3-2. Berrios' initial blemish came in the bottom of the first, as Abreu drilled his club-leading 17th home run after the first two Chicago hitters struck out.

Berrios allowed five runs on four hits in six-plus innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. Aaron Bummer (2-4) was the winner in relief, striking out one in a scoreless seventh.

Minnesota needed just four pitches to manufacture the first run of the game. Luis Arraez hit a leadoff single, advanced to third on Lopez's throwing error on a pickoff attempt and scored on a Josh Donaldson sacrifice fly to right.

White Sox manager Tony La Russa rested shortstop and leadoff hitter Tim Anderson in the nightcap. Anderson hit a solo homer in the third inning of Game 1 to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games. Anderson has a hit and a run scored in a franchise-best 12 successive games.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Jose Berrios Player Reynaldo Lopez
Loss W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 3.0
8 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 2
7.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Mitch Garver Player Jose Abreu
2 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
2 HR 1
8 TB 4
.667 Avg .333
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 2 10 .182 3 6 3 2 0 0
Chi. White Sox 4 3 13 .182 3 8 5 1 0 1