As has been the case for the most of the year, Sánchez was on point, and on Sunday, Shields was too, holding the Twins hitless for 6 1/3 innings despite not even hitting 91 miles per hour, and scrapping together the longest White Sox no-hit bid since José Quintana kept the magic going for an equally long stretch in 2013.
His goal is to help his team win, so anything short of that can't be considered a success.
That brought Eduardo Escobar to the plate, and Minnesota's third baseman ended Shields' no-hit bid with a single on a hanging curveball. Rosie drove in the first Twins run of the game in the seventh inning.
Joe Mauer, meanwhile, is the team's best on-base threat, their best contact hitter, and I'd also say that he's easily got the most patient approach.
Farm report: For Double-A Birmingham on Sunday, outfielder Eloy Jimenez was 2 for 3 with two RBIs in a 6-2 loss at Tennessee.
After plating 3 runs in the 7th inning, the Twins scored the eventual winning run in the 8th.
A lot of teams around the league are using the No. 2 spot for their best hitter, and I think this move makes sense for the Twins for a couple of reasons. Gibby gave up only four hits over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight batters.
As a unit, Chicago's pitching staff has allowed 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018.
Logan Morrison's seventh-inning double off lefty reliever Luis Avilan left his bat at just 84.1 miles per hour, but it looped down the right-field line to score the tying and go-ahead runs in a seesaw game.
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Leury Garcia and Matt Davidson each had an RBI for the Sox, which have dropped seven of eight. In the bottom of the seventh, the Sox tied it up.
Lance Lynn tossed six frames of two-run ball to earn the win.
"It's one of the things we try to preach here, just running hard all the time", Mauer said. "He continues to maybe prove that he's still capable of commanding respect on the diamond".
Anderson clubbed another solo home run in the ninth to finish the scoring.
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The go-ahead run in the eighth was unearned and a result of a physical and mental mistake by the Sox.
The Twins took the long way there but they did what they should have been expected to do this weekend in Chicago.
The Sox then brought the infield in, but Mauer scored on a slow grounder to third because Yolmer Sanchez never looked him back before throwing to first.
"I'm excited, but I'm not as nervous as I was the first time", Rondon said. "Those are little games within the game".
He got a strikeout with his changeup, two more with a pair of 2-seam fastballs, one 4-seam heater, and he did the rest of his damage - 4 punchouts Sunday - with his slider. He missed the first half of April with a strained pectoral muscle.