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Viciedo, De Aza homer, lead White Sox past Twins 8-5

Minnesota Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon, center, cannot get to a bloop single off the bat of Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez during the first inning Saturday in Minneapolis. Twins' Brian Dozier (2) and Clete Thomas assist on the play. Paul Battaglia | Associated Press1 / 2
Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham watches a three-run home run off the bat of Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo head for the seats during the fourth inning Saturday. Paul Battaglia | Associated Press2 / 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer and Alejandro De Aza added a two-run shot as the Chicago White Sox topped the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night.

Viciedo's home run gave him five RBIs in his last two games, equaling his total from July 10 through Aug. 14.

Chris Sale (9-11) gave up four consecutive two-out hits in the third inning as the Twins scored three times.

The left-hander won three straight starts for the first time this season, giving up three runs and nine hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking one.

Andrew Albers (2-1) took the loss after beginning his career with 17 1/3 scoreless innings, a record for a Twins starter. He allowed five runs and eight hits in seven innings.

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