MINNEAPOLIS — Dayan Viciedo homered and drove in three runs, Adam Dunn homered to start a six-run inning, and Jake Peavy pitched strong six innings as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 9-2 victory on Sunday afternoon.
The Sox, who went into the game with a one-game lead in the American League Central over the Detroit Tigers, interrupt their three-city road trip to play a makeup game with the Tigers on Monday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. The Tigers played the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Besides allowing a home run to Joe Mauer in the first inning and back-to-back doubles by Trevor Plouffe and Alexi Casilla in the fifth, the Twins barely touched Peavy (11-11), who struck out six and walked one.
Dewayne Wise drove in two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies and doubled, Kevin Youkilis had an RBI double and an RBI single, and Dunn had an RBI single to left to go with his 415-foot homer to right against Twins lefty Scott Diamond (11-8). It was Dunn’s 15th homer against a lefty this season, a year after he hit 11 total — all against righties — last season.
Viciedo doubled in a run and followed Alex Rios’ eighth triple of the season with a homer in the Sox’ six-run sixth.
The sweep was the ninth of the season for the Sox (79-66) and second against the Twins (60-87). The Sox are 12-2 over their last 14 games against the Twins and are 13-3 in the last 16 at Target Field.
White Sox starters own a 2.29 ERA over their last eight games.