While game one of the doubleheader was fairly the Chicago White Sox’s game to lose, game two was a lot more matching each other shot for shot. The Twins had a four-run lead after the first inning thanks in big part to an Oswaldo Arcia three-run homer. That was matched in the bottom half of the inning when Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer to get the Sox within a run.
The fifth inning saw the game be tied when Jose Abreu, as expected, hit a solo jack. Trevor Plouffe took back the lead for the Twins in the sixth with a solo dinger. Seventh inning saw a Connor Gillaspie RBI single to match.
Fast-forward to the ninth: Kurt Suzuki doubled to score Aaron Hicks to give the Twins a 6-5 lead. Bottom of the ninth, Glen Perkins came into the game to close it out. That didn’t happen. Perkins gave up a walk-off two-run shot to Danny Viciedo to win it for the South Siders.
Offensive star of the game for the Twins goes to Oswaldo Arcia. Arcia went two-for-four with three RBI. Trevor Plouffe gets an honorable mention with his two-run homer.
Here’s the boxscore for game two of Saturday’s doubleheader.