Gavriel M. Wilkins | 05.11.17
Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run home run in the first inning and added his fourth RBI on the night with a double in the fifth, as the Minnesota Twins stave off the Chicago White Sox with a 7-6 win on Thursday night.
Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano connected on pair of solo shots, while Joe Mauer singled in a run for Minnesota, who managed to hold on and hand the Pale Hose its fifth straight loss after jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning.
White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera launched a three-run homer off Twins starter Phil Hughes during the bottom of the fifth inning, followed by Matt Davidson's solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.
Yet, despite the team's valiant comeback effort, all eyes were centered on the White Sox's future stars down in Louisville, Kentucky, where things appear to be bright.
Third baseman Nicky Delmonico went 3-for-4 at the plate and finished just a home run short of the cycle, while Yoan Moncada -- the top prospect in Major League Baseball -- went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and garnered his 10th stolen base on the season, to help the White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte capture a 7-4 victory against the Louisville Bats.
The New Twenty Four was on hand to closely follow all of the action taking place in Chicago and Louisville, as the White Sox look forward to better days ahead.
Pregame: White Sox prospects have many reporters buzzing, while the team gets prepared for tonight's showdown against their AL Central rivals.