July 23, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler (26) doubled as Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) hit a right in the second inning at Target Field. Image: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Jeffers picked on Kyle Farmer from third base with two in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied to complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 5-4 win Sunday in Minneapolis
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Jeffers, who finished with three hits, hit a 1-1 fastball by Chicago reliever Jesse Scholtens (1-3) into right field for Minnesota’s seventh walk-off win of the season.
Emilio Pagan (5-1) hit a 12th hitless 12th to clinch the win for the Twins, who scored three goals in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra time. Matt Wallner and Alex Kirilloff each added two hits for the Twins, who have improved to 8-2 since the All-Star break
Zach Remillard hit two hits including his first major league home run and went within two runs and Eloy Jimenez also hit a homer for Chicago who finished 3-6 on a nine-game road trip that included stops at Atlanta and the New York Mets.
Oscar Colas went 3-for-5 on runs scored and also threw out runners at home plate for the White Sox and Tim Anderson added two hits including a double RBI in the 10th minute
Trailing 3-0 into the bottom of the ninth, the Twins came back to tie it against reliever Kendall Graveman. Wallner took the lead on foot and advanced to second on one hit by Jeffers. Pinch-hitter Willi Castro had a double RBI into the gap at center-left. Carlos Correa followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Jeffers and Alex Kirilloff then cruised in Castro with a double opposite field on the left field line to tie it up
Chicago regained a 4-3 lead in the 10th minute through two savers by Anderson Jhoan Duran. The Twins tied it again with a sacrifice fly to a shallow right by the Farmer
Chicago led 1-0 in the second inning when Jimenez took the lead with his 13th home run of the season, 414 feet left.
Remillard made it 2-0 leading the third with his first major league homer, a 418-foot drive to center-left.
The White Sox increased their lead to 3-0 in the fifth when Colas singled to center, stole second and advanced to third on a foul by Jeffers and scored by Remillard.
White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito, the object of trade rumours, allowed six hits and three walks over the closing five innings. He scored nine including the 1,000th of his career
–Field Level Media