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White Sox 4, Twins 3: Comeback falls short

Lewis Thorpe was impressive in his debut, but Lucas Giolito was a bit better.

Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox
The delay lasted for approximately 3 weeks, give or take 3 weeks.
Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

It’s always exciting when a prospect finally makes his major league debut. Today that prospect was the lefty Lewis Thorpe, the 9th ranked prospect in the farm system.

As far as debuts go, this one was impressive. Thorpe tossed 5 innings before the game was delayed by the rain. He struck out 7 White Sox batters, while walking 2. He gave up 2 runs, courtesy of the two-run home run by Yoan Moncada.

Lucas Giolito was the starter for the White Sox, and he held the Twins to just 1 hit (0 runs) in his 5 innings of work. He’s pretty good.

After the delay ended, it was time to start the top of the 6th. The Twins didn’t accomplish much here, as Byron Buxton was thrown out on the bases. The White Sox, on the other hand, put together a string of 4 hits to score 2 more runs, pushing their lead to 4-0 against Tyler Duffey.

In the 7th, the Twins started their comeback. Jorge Polanco singled, and Nelson Cruz followed with a 2-run homer, his 16th on the year. Mitch Garver reached on an error, then C.J. Cron and Miguel Sano both singled to score the Twins 3rd run. With the tying run at 2nd, Jonathan Schoop and Byron Buxton struck out to end the threat, though.

Matt Magill came in to pitch the bottom of the 7th, and did so cleanly, with a pair of strikeouts.

Luis Arraez just missed tying the game, but flew out to deep right field to start the 8th inning. Polanco then also nearly missed a homer, but flew out to deep center field. Cruz grounded out to SS to end the inning.

Magill tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 8th, giving the Twins one more chance in the 9th.

Mitch Garver reached on an error to start the 9th inning. Garver would advance to 2nd on a wild pitch during Marwin Gonzalez’s at bat. Marwin lined out to SS, however. C.J. Cron flew out to center for the 2nd out. Sano nearly tied it on a drive into the corner but it landed a few feet foul. Sano grounded out sharply to 3rd to end the game.


Nelson Cruz, Lewis Thorpe, Matt Magill


Tyler Duffey (0.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R)

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