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

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MINNEAPOLIS — Avisail Garcia had a career-high four hits, including an opposite-field, two-run homer in the 10th inning that led the Chicago White Sox over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday.
Leury Garcia doubled off Ryan Pressly (0-2) leading off the 10th and advanced on Tyler Saladino’s sacrifice. Jose Abreu struck out and Garcia drove a high fastball over the seats and into the right field plaza.’

Nate Jones (1-0) struck out two in a perfect ninth, and David Robertson fanned his first two batters in a 1-2-3 10th for his third save in as many chances.

Brian Dozier hit an inside-the-park home run for the Twins.

Chicago ended its 18-inning scoreless streak when Matt Davidson’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly drove in Abreu. The White Sox were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position before Garcia’s homer.

A day after sitting out to due to right knee swelling, Dozier raced around the bases after his fifth-inning drive deflected off center fielder Jacob May’s glove.

Hector Santiago gave up six hits in seven innings, walked none and struck out six. Santiago 5-1 against his former team, allowing six earned runs in 38 2/3 innings.

White Sox starter James Shields yielded five hits and three walks in six innings.