Trayce Thompson Hits Game-ending Homer as Chicago White Sox Beat Minnesota Twins 6-5
CHICAGO (AP) — Trayce Thompson is trying to make the most of his second chance with the Chicago White Sox.
Thompson homered with two out in the ninth, and Chicago stopped a four-game slide by topping the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old Thompson connected against former White Sox reliever Addison Reed (0-2), driving a 3-1 pitch 403 feet to left. It was his third homer in 43 at-bats this season and third game-ending shot of his career.
Thompson was drafted by Chicago and broke into the majors with the White Sox in 2015. He was reacquired last month in a trade with Oakland after he was designated for assignment by the Athletics.
Chicago trailed 5-1 in the fourth inning. Nate Jones (2-0) got the win, retiring his only batter.
Logan Morrison, who attracted little interest on the free-agent market over the winter despite hitting a career-high 38 homers for Tampa Bay last season, went deep in his first three-hit game for the Twins.
Morrison belted a two-run shot in Minnesota's three-run fourth. He also doubled and singled in his second multihit game of the season.
Both starting pitchers were hurt by shaky defense.
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