Quintana hit hard in loss to Twins

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 03:  Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 03: Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton homered in his return to the majors, and Trevor Plouffe continued his resurgence with a two-run shot as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-5 and ended a 13-game losing streak Thursday night.

Minnesota got to Chicago starter Jose Quintana, who entered the day leading the American League with a 2.77 ERA. Quintana (11-10) allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings and saw his ERA rise to 3.05.

Ervin Santana (7-10) escaped trouble to win for the fourth time in five decisions. He gave up 11 hits and two walks, but allowed just two runs as the Twins snapped their losing streak, one off the franchise record for a season.

Brandon Kintzler recorded his 13th save in 14 chances.