Sep 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson (45) throws the ball in the first inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox Snap 6-Game Losing Streak in Erik Johnson’s First Victory


The Chicago White Sox scored a season-high 12 runs over the Minnesota Twins Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field, including seven in the first inning for a 12-1 victory.

Sox right-hander Erik Johnson (1-2, 2.87 ERA) earned his first major league victory after six scoreless innings. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out eight.

The victory tied their season high for runs in an inning and ended the Sox six-game losing streak.

Twins starter Liam Hendriks (1-3, 6.87 ERA) gave up five hits and three walks in the first inning. Conor Gillaspie, Paul Konerko, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckahm hit RBI singles, and Alexei Ramirez added a two-run base hit.

Hendriks was pulled after walking Alejandro De Aza with the bases loaded and two outs.

Adam Dunn and Viciedo hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth inning off Twins reliever Cole De Vries to put the Sox ahead 9-0.

In the second inning, Jordan Danks looked to have hit a home run but was ruled a double after review. His next plate appearance was a clear two-run home run in the sixth inning to push the Sox ahead 11-0.

Ramirez hit the fourth Sox home run of the night in the seventh inning for a 12-0 Sox lead.

The Twins scored their lone run on Chris Parmelee‘s RBI single in the eighth inning off Sox releiver Daniel Webb.

Sox left-hander Jose Quintana (7-6, 3.56 ERA) and Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey (5-12, 5.31 ERA) are the starters for game-two on Tuesday night in Chicago at 7:10 p.m. CT (CSN/WSCR 670).

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