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Sheets’ homer gives White Sox doubleheader split with Twins

A wild pitch moved the runners up, and Sheets connected to win the game for Chicago.
Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walkoff...
Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walkoff three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)(Paul Beaty | AP)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:17 PM EDT
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CHICAGO (AP) - Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a game-ending three run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Chicago White Sox a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader. Minnesota won the opener 3-2 in eight innings, but the White Sox avoided a sweep when Sheets turned on a 3-1 fastball from Twins ace José Berrios and drove it deep to right for his fifth home run. Berrios entered the seventh having allowed only two hits - solo shots by José Abreu and Yoán Moncada. Then Brian Goodwin led off with a single and Berrios hit Andrew Vaughn with a pitch. A wild pitch moved the runners up, and Sheets connected to win the game for Chicago.

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