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Giolito gives Sox 8-inning, 2-hit outing to beat Twins 2-1

Nelson Cruz's home run in the third accounted for the only Minnesota runner past second base.
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Chicago White Sox' relief pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates the final out as he picks up the save after the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in a baseball game, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Lucas Giolito gave up two hits over eight innings with a season-high 11 strikeouts, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1.

Giolito threw 111 pitches in his longest start of the year. He took another stride forward after a rough first month. 

Nelson Cruz's home run in the third accounted for the only Minnesota runner past second base. Cruz had the only other hit, a single in the first inning. Liam Hendricks pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save. 

Chicago won for the 20th time in 28 games.