CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs, Jose Abreu hit a solo homer, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Friday night to become the second major league team to reach 20 wins.
Adam Eaton drove in two runs and made one of three fine defensive plays for the White Sox (20-10), who trail only the crosstown Cubs (22-6) for most victories. Mat Latos (5-0) labored through five innings before four relievers combined for four scoreless innings as the White Sox snapped a two-game skid.
Benches cleared in the eighth when Trevor May hit Abreu with a 97 mph fastball. That came after Minnesota’s Byung Ho Park was hit by a pitch in the top of the inning. White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected, but no players were tossed.
Ricky Nolasco (1-1) gave up seven runs, five earned, and nine hits in five innings.