Garcia's 10th-inning homer leads White Sox over Twins 3-1

  • Garcia's 10th-inning homer leads White Sox over Twins 3-1

Garcia's 10th-inning homer leads White Sox over Twins 3-1

"That will be fun", Willy Garcia said through a translator before hitting a double in his first big league at-bat during a a href=''s-HR-lifts-3-Garcias, -White-Sox-over-Twins-2-1'2-1 victory/a over the Twins. The New York Yankees are 8-1 this season when allowing four or less runs and 0-3 when allowing more than four runs. After posting a 6.77 ERA with Chicago following a midseason trade past year, Shields has given up two runs in 10 2/3 innings for the White Sox. Manager Rick Renteria said he wanted to ease Frazier back in as the DH before getting him some time back at 3B later this weekend. "I think we've done a better job so far".

"I'm just trying to stay inside the ball", Garcia said. "I just tried to put a good swing, see the ball and hit it".

"That's going to make this game more special because it's something happening for the first time in the Major Leagues", Willy told's Patrick Donnelly through an interpreter.

"The question was whether we want to take a shot at him (Garcia) or (Matt) Davidson", Molitor said.

We're entering the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. It doesn't hurt that the relief [pitching] we've had and the starts we have had have been really, really good. "I know you all get wild about the diving plays and stuff". After retiring pinch hitter Brock Stassi, Blanton (0-2) yielded the home run to right field by Hernandez, who had a walk-off single last Sunday to beat Washington and added two hits Saturday.

Abreu tagged up on Davidson's sacrifice fly to center and scored when Minnesota center fielder Byron Buxton's throw home glanced off the pitcher's mound.

Earlier, Brian Dozier showed his right knee is just fine, thank you, flying around the bases with the first inside-the-park home run of his career.

The other amusing part about this game was the first inning-because that is when five of the runs in the game were scored.

Santiago went seven innings, allowing six hits, striking out six and hitting a batter. Santiago started 19 of 28 hitters with strikes and used a livelier fastball than normal to keep the White Sox from diving at pitches on the outer half.

Santana (3-0) gave up one walk, struck out eight and extended his scoreless innings streak to 18.

Quality pitching is always in demand - especially as the trade deadline nears - and with the Twins searching for good young arms, and focused on the future, Falvey and Co., could be rooting for Santana's success to continue so they can get the most for the righthander. Shortstop Jorge Polanco made a spinning grab on a grounder up the middle to finish the sixth inning on Saturday and third baseman Miguel Sano made a running catch in foul ground in the seventh.