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Recap: Twins , White Sox
Game: 3
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field
Date: July 26, 2020 2:10 PM EDT
  

CHICAGO (AP) â?? Jake Cave hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz homered twice and Kenta Maeda was strong in his debut with his new team, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Sunday.

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Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who won two of three. Maeda (1-0), a Japanese right-hander who was traded in February from the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings.

Highly touted rookie Luis Robert hit his first career home run and right-hander Reynaldo López (0-1) and left fielder Eloy Jiménez exited early with injuries for the White Sox.

Cave hit his second career grand slam in the first. Jiménez crashed into the fence chasing the ball and left the following inning because he was light headed.

Cruz hit a three-run double before Eddie Rosario doubled and Luis Arraez singled to extend the Twins' lead to 9-0 in the second inning.

Cruz smacked a 435-foot solo shot in the fourth and added a three-run drive in the eighth for his 35th career multi-homer game. He went 7 for 13 with 10 RBIs and three home runs in the series.

Marwin Gonzalez added a solo shot in the ninth for the Twins, who hit a major league-record 307 homers last season.

Robert hit a first-pitch, two-run homer off Maeda to cut the Twins' lead to 10-2 in the fifth.

López exited with right shoulder tightness after recording just two outs, throwing 38 pitches and allowing four runs. Lopez was 0-3 with a 9.60 ERA in three starts against the Twins last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: C Willians Astudillo (COVID-19) has been cleared to join the St. Paul group after testing negative. No timeline is set for his return to the 30-man roster. He missed all of summer camp after testing positive for the virus. â?¦RHP Jake Odorizzi (sore back) will throw a bullpen session early this week, manager Rocky Baldelli said. â?¦CF Byron Buxton (sprained left foot) could return Tuesday in the home opener against St. Louis. â?¦LHP Lewis Thorpe exited after a grounder hit his leg in the eighth.

White Sox: INF Yoán Moncada, who missed the start of summer camp due to COVID-19, got Sunday off for rest but is expected to play all three games in Cleveland, manager Rick Renteria said. �OF Nomar Mazara, who went on the 10-day IL Wednesday for an undisclosed reason, is "progressing well," Renteria said.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Homer Bailey makes his Minnesota debut in Tuesday's home opener against St. Louis and RHP Carlos Martinez. Bailey went 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA with Kansas City and Oakland last season.

White Sox: RHP Dylan Cease, who was 4-7 with a 5.79 ERA last season, starts at Cleveland to open a three-game series Monday. RHP Aaron Civale pitches for the Indians.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Twins at White Sox
Fri, Jul 24 Final 10 to 5
GAME 2
Twins at White Sox
Sat, Jul 25 Final 3 to 10
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
Twins at White Sox
Sun, Jul 26 Final 14 to 2

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  -150   -105   10 
 CHW  +140   -115   
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 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 25, 2020  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 3 Over: 13 
 CHW « 10 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 24, 2020  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN « 10 Cover: +100 
 CHW 5 Over: 15 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Jul 26
 
  •  Yankees at Nationals
1:05 PM EDT
  •  Marlins at Phillies
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  •  Blue Jays at Rays
1:10 PM EDT
  •  Orioles at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
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2:10 PM EDT
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2:20 PM EDT
  •  Rockies at Rangers
2:35 PM EDT
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4:10 PM EDT
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