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Chicago White Sox Roll to Another Win Behind Carlos Rodon

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Adam Engel broke a tie with a two-run homer in a five-run fifth, Carlos Rodon continued his torrid stretch with six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Wednesday.

Nicky Delmonico and Tim Anderson also homered off Twins starter Kyle Gibson (7-10), helping send him to only his second loss in seven career decisions at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago won for the sixth time in eight games.

The White Sox sent 11 batters to the plate against Gibson and Gabriel Moya in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie.

Omar Narvaez drew a walk before Engel hit an 0-2 fastball over the left-field fence. Yolmer Sanchez followed with a walk and advanced to second on Avisail Garcia's one-out single. Sanchez scored when second baseman Logan Forsythe couldn't handle Daniel Palka's hard grounder that was ruled an error. Delmonico was walked intentionally, and Matt Davidson hit a two-run single that knocked Gibson out of the game. The right-hander gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Rodon (5-3) allowed four of the first five batters to reach base before he settled down. He allowed three hits and three walks and improved to 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last 10 starts.

Xavier Cedeno, Juan Minaya and Hector Santiago combined for three innings of one-run relief.

Forsythe led off the game with a walk and, one out later, Jorge Polanco hit a homer into the left-field bleachers, the first off Rodon in 26 innings. He didn't allow another hit until Forsythe's infield single with one out in the fifth.

Chicago pulled even on solo homers by Delmonico in the second and Anderson in the fourth. The homer was Delmonico's fourth in the last six games, while Anderson's 17th matched his career high of a year ago.

Forsythe's single off Minaya in the seventh, his third of the game, scored the final run.

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