Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each hit two-run homers in the first inning, Jose Quintana cruised behind the extra support, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 9-0
The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins have started their game after a 4-hour, 50-minute rain delay
Aaron Nola pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph homered, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 to stop a five-game losing streak
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Phillies first. Cam Perkins flies out to deep center field to Tommy Pham. Freddy Galvis homers to right field. Odubel Herrera walks. Maikel Franco grounds out to shortstop. Odubel Herrera out at second.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Phillies 1, Cardinals 0.
Phillies fifth. Tommy Joseph homers to left field. Andres Blanco singles to left field. Cameron Rupp reaches on a fielder's choice to shallow infield. Andres Blanco to second. Fielding error by Paul DeJong. Aaron Nola strikes out swinging. Cam Perkins called out on strikes. Freddy Galvis singles to shortstop. Cameron Rupp to second. Andres Blanco scores. Throwing error by Aledmys Diaz. Odubel Herrera lines out to deep center field to Tommy Pham.
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 left on. Phillies 3, Cardinals 0.
Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game, as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 behind two of their brightest young stars
White Sox first. Alen Hanson walks. Melky Cabrera grounds out to second base, Brian Dozier to Kennys Vargas. Alen Hanson to second. Jose Abreu strikes out swinging. Avisail Garcia singles to left field, advances to 2nd. Alen Hanson scores. Matt Davidson strikes out on a foul tip.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. White Sox 1, Twins 0.
Twins second. Max Kepler singles to right field. Byron Buxton singles to left field. Max Kepler to second. Ehire Adrianza reaches on a fielder's choice to shallow infield. Byron Buxton to second. Max Kepler out at third. Jason Castro reaches on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Ehire Adrianza out at second. Byron Buxton to third. Brian Dozier doubles to deep right field. Jason Castro to third. Byron Buxton scores. Eduardo Escobar strikes out swinging.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. White Sox 1, Twins 1.
Phillies first. Cam Perkins strikes out swinging. Howie Kendrick singles to right center field. Aaron Altherr singles to center field. Howie Kendrick to second. Tommy Joseph reaches on a fielder's choice to second base. Aaron Altherr to second. Howie Kendrick to third. Fielding error by Greg Garcia. Maikel Franco reaches on a fielder's choice to third base. Tommy Joseph out at second. Aaron Altherr to third. Howie Kendrick scores. Odubel Herrera doubles to center field. Maikel Franco scores. Aaron Altherr scores. Freddy Galvis flies out to left field to Tommy Pham.
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 left on. Phillies 3, Cardinals 0.
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