Michael Pineda, Byron Buxton return to lead Twins past White Sox

Michael Pineda pitched well in his 2020 season debut, and Byron Buxton delivered two highlight reel plays, as the Twins beat the White Sox, 3-2 on Tuesday at Target Field. Their 6-game losing streak is over.

Pineda went six strong innings, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one.

Edwin Encarnacion thought he had a home run in the sixth. But Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton had other ideas, robbing the Chicago White Sox designated hitter with a leaping catch at the wall.

Buxton also made an impact offensively, driving in the go-ahead run with a two-out single off Evan Marshall in the seventh.

Chicago fell back into a tie for first in the American League Central with the Cleveland Indians, who beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1. The Twins are 1½ games back.