MLB Game Recap - Minnesota at Chicago Sox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

TB
9
TOR
10
F(12)
LAD
9
WAS
3
F
NYY
5
BOS
9
F
DET
1
SEA
8
F
ARI
9
MIA
2
F
ATL
15
PHI
7
F
PIT
0
NYM
3
F
COL
1
CIN
3
F
CHC
3
MIL
5
F(10)
MIN
1
CHW
5
F
HOU
8
STL
2
F
CLE
9
KC
1
F
SF
1
SD
5
F
TEX
4
OAK
5
F
BAL
8
LAA
7
F

July 27, 2019 7:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Minnesota (63-41)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

Chicago Sox (46-56)

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

1

x

5

10

1

W: Nova (6-9)

L: Perez (8-4)

MIN - HR: none

CHW - HR: Moncada (20)

White Sox snap 4-game losing streak, beat Twins 5-1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:45 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Yoan Moncada believes better things are ahead for the Chicago White Sox.

Moncada homered, Ivan Nova threw two-hit ball through six innings and the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

Moncada finished with three hits, two RBIs and two runs. Adam Engel also had two RBIs for Chicago, which had dropped 12 of 15.

The White Sox had been outscored 23-6 during the four-game losing streak.

"It's a long season, and even though we're going through a rough patch right now, we're doing our best," Moncada said through a translator. "I think that's why I said we're handling the situation as best as we can."

Nova (6-9) allowed one unearned run on two hits in six innings and won his second straight start. He allowed one run on four hits in a complete-game performance against Miami on Monday.

He might have gone longer in this one - he threw just 88 pitches - but admitted he tired in the sixth.

"Coming from throwing nine innings, a lot of time you don't have enough time to recover," Nova said. "I did what I had to do and it was a good day."

The 32-year-old right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA (one earned run over 20 2/3 innings) in his last three starts at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Evan Marshall got four outs, Aaron Bummer retired two and closer Alex Colome got the final three outs for his 22nd save in 23 chances.

The Twins, who lead the majors in homers, were held to one unearned run after slugging seven homers in the first two games of the series.

"It was a little bit of a night where we just couldn't get anything going," Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. "Nova threw the ball well. We really didn't have any response for what he was doing. He pitched deep into the game and did a good job."

Minnesota starter Martin Perez (8-4) allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings.

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the second when Engel knocked in a run with a fielder's choice. With runners on the corners, Engel hit a grounder to third. Miguel Sano fielded the ball, looked to second and then decided to go home. His throw was late and sailed past catcher Mitch Garver.

Minnesota tied it in the third on an error by Moncada. With runners on first and second, Jorge Polanco lifted a pop behind third base that should have ended the inning, but Moncada let it drop and Byron Buxton scored from second.

Chicago regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Moncada led off with a double, went to third on a single by Jose Abreu and scored on a sacrifice fly by Castillo.

Moncada made it 3-1 in the fifth with a 432-foot homer to center.

Moncada then added an RBI double in the seventh - his third straight extra-base hit - that drove in Leury Garcia for a 4-1 lead.

Engel had an RBI single in the eighth to make it 5-1.

TWINS TRADE

During the game, Minnesota finalized a deal with the Miami Marlins for reliever Sergio Romo, minor league right-hander Chris Vallimont and a player to be named in exchange for first base prospect Lewin Diaz.

"He's ultra-competitive, he wants the ball and he's scared of nothing," Baldelli said of Romo.

MOVING UP

The Twins also announced they promoted SS Royce Lewis - the first pick of the 2017 draft - to Double-A Pensacola.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (right ulnar nerve contusion) had no issues following a hard workout on Friday, so he went through a more rigorous session on Saturday that included hitting and throwing to bases from a deeper spot in the outfield. "I feel really good," he said. "Maybe a couple of more days and I can get back to the field." ... SS Tim Anderson (right high ankle sprain) was scheduled to continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte Saturday and Sunday. He'll rest Monday and could be activated from the injured list on Tuesday. Anderson was 5 for 13 (.385) with three RBIs and two runs in three games before Saturday.

UP NEXT

Twins RHP Kyle Gibson (9-4, 4.24 ERA) faces White Sox RHP Dylan Covey (1-6, 6.04) in the finale of the four-game series on Sunday. Gibson is 8-4 with a 2.82 ERA lifetime against Chicago. Covey took the loss May 26 at Minnesota, allowing four runs on three hits in six innings.

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Pitchers of Record

Minnesota IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
M. Perez (L, 8-4) 6 7 3 1 4 4.50 1.333
Chicago Sox IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
I. Nova (W, 6-9) 6 2 0 1 4 0.00 0.500

Batting Leaders

Minnesota AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Buxton 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.0
M. Gonzalez 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.3
Chicago Sox AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
Y. Moncada 4 3 2 1 2 0 8 0 6.0
L. Garcia 5 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.2

Team Comparison

MIN CHW
At Bats 29 35
Hits 3 10
Batting Average .103 .286
On Base Percentage .188 .297
Slugging Percentage 0.138 0.457
Doubles 1 3
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 0 1
Total Bases 4 16
Walks 2 1
Strikeouts 7 5
Stolen Bases 0 2
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 4 8
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/2 3/14
Double Plays Fielded 0 5
Errors 2 1

2019 Regular Season - MIN Leads Series 6-3

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri May 24 CHW 4 @ MIN 11 J. Berrios R. Lopez
Sat May 25 CHW 1 @ MIN 8 K. Gibson M. Banuelos
Sun May 26 CHW 0 @ MIN 7 J. Odorizzi D. Covey
Fri Jun 28 MIN 4 @ CHW 6 R. Detwiler J. Berrios
Sat Jun 29 MIN 10 @ CHW 3 M. Pineda I. Nova
Sun Jun 30 MIN 3 @ CHW 4 L. Giolito L. Thorpe
Thu Jul 25 MIN 10 @ CHW 3 J. Berrios L. Giolito
Fri Jul 26 MIN 6 @ CHW 2 M. Pineda D. Cease
Sat Jul 27 MIN 1 @ CHW 5 I. Nova M. Perez

Game Information

Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 34,085
Game Time: 3:04
Weather: 89F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?