Despite two solo homeruns from Byron Buxton, a late rally from Chicago pushed the White Sox past the Twins 4-3 Thursday afternoon.
Chicago won three out of the four games this week against the Twins and in doing so, clinched their first playoff berth since 2012.
The Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his fifth home run of the season to put Minnesota ahead 3-2 in the sixth inning but kicked dirt over home plate to protest a balls and strikes call and was immediately tossed by home plate umpire Dan Bellino.
The Twins bullpen couldn’t hold off the White Sox potent offense as they went ahead for good in the seventh when Eloy Jiminez delivered an RBI double to give the White Sox the game-winning score.
With the loss, the Twins fall three games behind the White Sox in the American League Central.
While the White Sox clinched a playoff spot, the Twins will hope to make a late rally toward the top as they head to Wrigley Field to face the Chicago Cubs this weekend, game one tonight, 6:30 pregame, 7:10 first pitch