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White Sox-Twins: Chicago Scores 7 In 1st, Coast To Win Over Minnesota

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Chicago White Sox's Jor Danks right, celebrates with teammate Dayan Viciedo (24), after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) | AP
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CHICAGO — Dayan Viciedo had three hits and drove in two runs, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night.

Quintana (8-6) won for the first time since he last faced the Twins, on Aug. 16. He allowed one run while scattering eight hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

After a 2-15 stretch, the White Sox won the first two games of the series against the Twins for their first series victory since Aug. 27-29 against the Astros. They have won five straight against the Twins.

White Sox closer Addison Reed pitched a scoreless ninth for his 38th save in 44 opportunities, benefiting from Alejandro De Aza's leaping catch of Trevor Plouffe's flyball against the center-field wall.

Twins starter Mike Pelfrey (5-13) went 4 1-3 innings and allowed three runs on nine hits.

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