Twins blank Sox, 1-0
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Bailey Ober shut out the White Sox into the sixth inning, Jorge Polanco homered and the last-place Minnesota Twins took another series from a playoff contender, beating Chicago 1-0 on Wednesday.
Minnesota won two of three against AL Central- leading Chicago after tak- ing three of four at Houston, which leads the AL West.
Caleb Thielbar (4-0), Juan Minaya and Alex Colomé worked 3 2/3 hit- less innings in relief of Ober, with Colomé getting the last three outs for his seventh save in 11 chances.
José Ruiz (1-2) allowed Polanco’s homer in the sixth, his lone inning of relief. Reynaldo López threw three scoreless innings as an opener after the White Sox placed left- hander Carlos Rodón on the 10-day injured list before the game and altered their rotation.
López, a starter through his first five major league seasons, could be the main fill-in while Rodón is on the injured list. Eight of his 10 appearances for Chicago this season have been out of the bullpen.
Chicago started the day with a 10 1/2-game lead in the Central built largely from their results against Minnesota and the rest of the division. The White Sox went 13-6 against the Twins this season and are 37-25 in divisional play.