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White Sox Slide Past Twins 5-3 in Season Opener

Updated: 03/31/2014 6:35 PM
Created: 03/31/2014 5:51 PM KSTP.com

Alejandro De Aza hit two home runs and Chris Sale worked into the seventh inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota 5-3 on Opening Day. Twins starter Ricky Nolasco gave up five runs on 10 hits in six innings of work in the loss.

Chicago opened the scoring with De Aza's 2-run homer in the second inning. The Twins tied the game with a Kurt Zuzuki two-out, two-run single in the third. He would add a third RBI in the eighth inning.

Chris Colabello went 2 for 4 and Aaron Hicks went 2 for 3 for the Twins.

Minnesota and Chicago will play again Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Kevin Correia of the Twins is expected to face Felipe Paulino of the White Sox.


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