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8 in a row for Twins

(Chicago, IL) — The Minnesota Twins scored a go-ahead run in the top of the ninth to beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 last night in the Windy City. Max Kepler stroked an R-B-I single which scored Byron Buxton to give Minnesota the lead. Buxton led the ninth inning off with a double to left field. Chicago had runners on the corners in the home half of the inning, but Caleb Thielbar struck out Korey Lee to end the game and earn his second save of the season. Griffin Jax earned the win in relief, while Carlos Santana stroked his fourth home run. The Twins have won their last eight games, which is their longest winning streak since 2011 and the longest for any Major League team this season. The Twins are 15-13 on the season, four-games behind first-place Cleveland in the A-L Central. John Brebbia was charged with his first loss out of the bullpen for the White Sox, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Chicago is now 6-23 on the year. The same two teams play tonight at 6:40 P-M.