Yoan Moncada lines a double to right field, scoring Jake Lamb and giving the White Sox the 2-0 lead in the top of the 3rd inning
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa scolded rookie sensation Yermin Mercedes to reporters on Tuesday one night after the designated hitter launched a home run off Minnesota Twins position player Willians Astudillo on a 3-0 count. La Russa said he gave Mercedes the sign to take a pitch from the Twins' utility man in the ninth inning of a 16-4 victory—only for Mercedes to launch another home run into the stands. "He made a mistake," La Russa told reporters.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox with an abscess in his inner thigh. Pineda has been the most dependable starter for the reeling Twins with a 2-2 record and a 2.79 ERA in seven starts. Bailey Ober was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul and will make his major league debut starting in place of Pineda.