CHICAGO (AP) - -
Jeff Samardzija pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night. Samardzija (4-2) settled down after a two-run first, retiring 17 straight at one point.
J.B. Shuck delivered the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth, and the White Sox opened the weekend series on a winning note after dropping three in a row.
Samardzija struck out a season-high nine while walking one. He was nearly untouchable after the first, when Minnesota's Joe Mauer doubled in a run and scored.
He walked Eduardo Escobar leading off the second, then retired 17 in a row before Escobar singled with two out in the seventh. Samardzija then struck out Eddie Rosario and pounded his glove as he walked toward the dugout.
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