Hunter, Gibson lead Twins over White Sox 7-0

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CHICAGO — Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, Kyle Gibson won for the first time in four starts against Chicago and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 7-0 Sunday.

Hunter homered in a four-run first for the Twins, who began the day one game behind Texas for the AL's second wild-card spot. Minnesota improved to 13-6 against Chicago this season with four shutouts.

Gibson (10-10) gave up five hits in 7 2-3 innings, struck out seven and walked one, and Casey Fien and Michael Tonkin followed with hitless relief.

Sale (12-9) lasted three innings and dropped to 1-4 with a 7.36 ERA in six starts against the Twins this year. He allowed six runs and nine hits and struck out three, raising his AL-leading total to 250.