Byron Buxton hit the game’s first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday in what may have been manager Robin Ventura’s final game with Chicago.
Miguel Sano added a three-run homer off Sale (17-10), who allowed five runs and six hits over five innings.
Ventura, in the last year of his contract, said he would announce his future plans after the game. The White Sox (78-84) finished their fourth straight losing season despite Jose Abreu’s run-scoring single that gave him 100 RBIs.
Jose Berrios (3-7) allowed one run and four hits in five innings. The Twins (59-103) closed with two straight wins after setting the record for most losses since the franchise began play in Minnesota in 1961.
Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 17th save in 20 tries.