Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu went 4-for-5 with two runs scored to help the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Jeff Samardzija (5-4) went seven innings and allowed two runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts for the White Sox, who have won three of four.
Chicago had gone winless in its previous five games at Minnesota this season, including Monday's series-opening loss.
Geovany Soto had a pair of RBI, while Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera and Gordon Beckham each drove in a run.
Eddie Rosario hit a home run for the Twins and Kurt Suzuki knocked in the other run. Mike Pelfrey (5-4) took the loss after giving up three runs on 10 hits over 6 2/3 frames.
Rosario opened the scoring in the first inning with his fourth homer of the season.
Chicago managed to tie the game at 1-1 on Soto's RBI knock in the fourth, then Suzuki doubled home Torii Hunter in the home fourth for a 2-1 edge.
Soto knotted the score once again with a run-scoring hit in the sixth and Chicago gained the lead for good with four runs over the final three innings.
Abreu singled with two outs in the seventh and Adam LaRoche walked prior to Cabrera's RBI single to center. The White Sox again used some two-out hitting in the eighth as Eaton followed Carlos Sanchez's ground-rule double with a double of his own to make it 4-2. Hunter's throwing error in the ninth allowed Abreu to score and Beckham accounted for the final margin with a pinch-hit double.
Jake Petricka pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to record his second save of the season.
Chicago had dropped four straight Samardzija outings ... Pelfrey entered the game with a 3-0 record and 1.41 ERA in six games at home this season ... Abreu raised his batting average to .300 with the four-hit night.