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Jose Abreu racks up 30 doubles again, but Twins wallop White Sox 8-2

The Twins defeated the Sox for the second time is as many nights and will go for a three-game sweep Thursday.

Jose Abreu hits a RBI double in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Another day, another feather in the cap of first baseman Jose Abreu, who smacked his 30th double of the season in the first inning of the White Sox’ 8-2 loss Wednesday to the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.

After notching his 100th RBI of the season and 1,000th career hit last weekend, Abreu became the first player in Sox history with 30 or more doubles in six consecutive seasons with a liner to right-center. It scored Leury Garcia, who had doubled, for Abreu’s 101st RBI.

That gave left-hander Ross Detwiler a 1-0 lead, but the American League Central-leading Twins erased that with two runs in the second, then added three in the third on a three-run homer by Jonathan Schoop. Mitch Garver and Schoop homered against reliever Jace Fry in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

Detwiler (2-4) struck out five but allowed five runs and six hits in four innings. His ERA rose to 5.96.

Schoop has 21 homers, and the Twins have seven players with 20 or more, tying a major-league record.

‘‘When you make a mistake, they definitely hurt you,’’ Detwiler said.

Anderson’s defense

Shortstop Tim Anderson committed his major-league-leading 24th error on a grounder by Miguel Sano in the third.

On the same play, left fielder Eloy Jimenez threw to third with little chance for an out. The throw deflected off baserunner Eddie Rosario as Sano took second.

Anderson also came up short while trying to run down a blooper by Rosario in the second. The ball fell between him and charging center fielder Garcia, a play that probably should have been made.

Despite the error total and unfavorable defensive metrics, manager Rick Renteria offered a favorable scouting report on Anderson’s defense before the game:

‘‘Tremendously athletic shortstop with tremendous range. Keen knack to make plays deep in the 6-hole, behind third base. Will get to more balls than most shortstops. At times might, because of his range, create an errant throw here and there but will save you more times than not.’’

After the game, Renteria pointed out Anderson’s mistakes.

‘‘Obviously, today was not a very good day for Timmy,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘The fly ball and then the ball hit by Sano. Probably a lesson learned for him.’’

Anderson, meanwhile, continues to have a strong offensive season. He raised his average to .329 with his 41st and 42nd hits of the month, the most by a Sox shortstop since Luis Aparicio had 44 in July 1970.

‘‘I prepare the same way,’’ Anderson said of his miscues. ‘‘Just missed balls.

‘‘I’m going to go to bed tonight and wake up tomorrow. I don’t think about it. It happens. Tomorrow’s a new day.’’

This and that

Right-hander Carson Fulmer (strained right hamstring) began a rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte. He stands a good chance to rejoin the Sox as a call-up in September.

Other possibilities for promotions include right-handers Jose Ruiz and Dylan Covey, catcher Zack Collins, left-hander Manny Banuelos, outfielder Ryan Cordell and infielder Danny Mendick.

• Prospects Gavin Sheets, Bernardo Flores, Tyler Johnson, Blake Rutherford, Bennett Sousa, Vince Arobio and possibly Micker Adolfo will play in the Arizona Fall League.

• Garcia leaped above the wall in center to take a homer away from C.J. Cron in the second.