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De Aza hits 2 HRs as White Sox beat Twins 5-3

Updated: 03/31/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 03/31/2014 6:16 PM KAALtv.com

CHICAGO (AP) - Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, and Jose Abreu had two hits in his major league debut to back Chris Sale and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

Sale got the win, pitching five-hit ball into the eighth.

Paul Konerko got a loud ovation before what was likely his final opener, although he wasn't in the lineup. The White Sox started the season with a win after losing 99 games last season.

Abreu doubled on the first pitch he saw leading off the second inning against Ricky Nolasco and scored on De Aza's two-run homer to give Chicago a 2-0 lead.

He also drove in the go ahead run with a single during a two-run third after Minnesota's Kurt Suzuki tied it with a two-run single in the top half.

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