White Sox beat Twins at home to break slump


Posted at Sep 04 2012 03:59 PM | Updated as of Sep 04 2012 11:59 PM

A return home helped the Chicago White Sox regain both their form and division lead with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

The White Sox brought a four-game losing streak to U.S. Cellular Field but quickly found their comfort zone, aided by Gordon Beckham's three RBIs and a solid outing from Hector Santiago, making the first start of his career.

Santiago, who usually comes out of the bullpen, struck out six batters and allowed just one run in five innings.

Beckham hit a two-run blast in the second inning to give Chicago a 2-0 lead, then added an RBI single in the eighth after the Twins (55-80) pulled within a run.

The victory allowed the White Sox (73-61) to nudge one game ahead of Detroit atop the American League Central division. (Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Ian Ransom)