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Date of game: 8/3/2014

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Minnesota

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Santana went 5-for-6 with four RBI and finished a homer shy of the cycle as the Minnesota Twins grabbed the rubber match of a three-game set against the Chicago White Sox with a 16-3 drubbing on Sunday.

Oswaldo Arcia homered to go along with three RBI and Kennys Vargas added a pair of hits with two RBI for Minnesota, which won two straight after a three-game slide.

"Up to the eighth inning it was a 4-3 ballgame, then the ball started flying all over the place," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Chris Parmelee, who didn't start the contest, homered among his two hits and Eric Fryer added a solo shot in the win.

Kyle Gibson (10-8) continued his road dominance with another solid outing on the hill for the Twins. Gibson, who has now won four straight away from Target Field, allowed three runs -- all in the fourth -- on six hits with six strikeouts over seven innings.

Chicago starter Jose Quintana was in line for the win, but a high pitch count along with a faulty White Sox bullpen prevented that from happening. The left- hander was charged with one unearned run on five hits and two walks. He struck out five during his five-inning, 115-pitch outing.

"They're the guys in there so we're going to have to make it work somehow," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of the bullpen.

Leading by two, Chicago chose to use Javy Guerra (1-3) in relief of Quintana to begin the sixth and the Twins cashed in. Chris Colabello and Fryer singled around an Arcia strikeout. Eduardo Nunez followed Fryer with a single to left that plated Colabello and Santana clubbed a two-run double to push Minnesota in front by one.

The Twins blew the game open in the eighth with a nine-run inning that saw Chicago use three relievers and Minnesota send 14 batters to the plate. Nunez walked to begin the frame, stole second and waltzed home on Santana's triple to right. Brian Dozier walked to put runners at the corners before Trevor Plouffe ripped a single up the middle for a 6-3 advantage. Vargas then popped a single into shallow left that plated Dozier and pinch-hitter Parmelee singled in a run for an 8-3 margin.

Santana had the chance to complete the cycle later in the inning, but he settled for a run-scoring infield single. Dozier capped the lengthy frame with a pop single to center.

Parmalee, Arcia and Fryer went back-to-back-to-back in the ninth to account for the final margin. Santana again stepped in with the cycle in reach and he squibbed a single out to left.

Santana singled to open the game, then a 45-minute rain delay ensued. Coming out of the break, Plouffe walked with one out to put runners on first and second before Josh Willingham reached on a fielding error by third baseman Conor Gillaspie. Quintana then plunked Vargas that forced in the game's first run, but the southpaw got Colabello to ground into a 1-2-3 double play.

Gibson's scoreless-innings streak on the road ended at 19 when the White Sox pounded out three extra-base hits in a three-run fourth. Gillaspie doubled with one out and Alexei Ramirez knocked him in with a double of his own. Following a groundout by Paul Konerko, Viciedo hammered a no-doubter over the wall in left that gave the hosts a 3-1 lead.

Game Notes

The Twins pounded out 23 hits. Minnesota's 49 hits in the series are the second most the team has tallied since moving to the Twin cities ... Chicago's rookie Jose Abreu went 0-for-4, a game after his 21-game hitting streak was halted ... Plouffe went 9-for-14 in the series.

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