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Eloy Jiménez home run from Illinois and Chicago White Sox 4 times over Minnesota Twins in 10 innings

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Eloy Jiménez waits near home plate. and wait.

He looked to see if his towering fly ball to the left in the fourth inning on Wednesday would remain fair.

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And it did, leading the Chicago White Sox to tie the game against the Minnesota Twins in a guaranteed rate field with a two-run homer.

“For the first time I thought it was a foul,” Jimenez said. “Then well done.”

More than good things for the Red Sox, who are hoping for an offensive boost as Jimenez returns from the injured list. He tied the game again with an RBI single in the seventh inning.

“It was one of those days when you thought ‘yes, I’m back,'” Jimenez said.

The Red Sox were showing clutch batting throughout the day, and they rallied four times to force an extra inning. In the 10th inning, Lerie Garcia hits a single left against reliever Jovani Moran in Adam Engel’s game, giving the Red Sox a 9 in front of 18,393 A thrilling victory with a score of -8.

“Every day is different — that’s baseball,” Jimenez said. “Sometimes you score a lot, sometimes you don’t. But this is a team we can do (Wednesday).

“We come out, compete and give our best and see what happens. Everyone knows we have a team that can score. It’s good to see that (Wednesday).”

The Red Sox avoided being swept in the final of a crucial three-game series. They are third in the American League Central, 5½ games behind the division-leading Twins.

“(Playing) at home, a three-game series, you don’t want to be swept,” Red Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “We lost a couple of heartbreakers in that series (April 22-24 in Minnesota). So it’s good to be on the right side for a lot of reasons. Mainly because watching It’s inspiring to see these guys refusing to quit.”

Jiménez went 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs and hit one of three homers for the Red Sox.

Louis Robert hit a two-run homer in the fifth to make it five. Andrew Vaughn hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to make it 8.

“We played really well,” Vaughan said. “It’s been successful a few times, and it’s been fantastic.”

Jimenez waited a long time to contribute again. The left fielder, who has been at Illinois since April 24, tore his right hamstring tendon while trying to throw the ball to first base in a game against the Twins at Target Field the day before.

“When we got the results, I said, ‘This is bad, but I’ll be back,'” Jimenez said. “So I tried to do my best, and now I’m here. Back in the game.”

Wednesday’s game was Jimenez’s 12th game of the season. He entered a .222/.256/.333 game day with 1 homer and 7 RBIs.

In his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte, he hit .246/.317/.351 with 2 homers and 7 RBIs in 17 games. There were brief pauses during the mission when he experienced what the team called “normal leg soreness.”

He showed solid timing on Wednesday’s plate.

“That smile brightened everything up. It was great to have him back,” La Rusa said. “But when he has that kind of efficiency, that’s what we need, slamming down the middle to generate runs. That’s what motivates us.”

Jiménez was also great on the defensive end, running into the foul zone to hunt down Luis Arraez’s fly ball, with two outs and two outs in the seventh.

“I feel like I can finally run,” he said.

But this game is mostly about offense. The slugfest had six home runs and went into 8 innings in overtime.

José Ruiz sparked a double at the top of the 10th inning to get out of the inning without letting the run go.

Engel started the bottom of the 10th in the second and went into the third with a pass when Josh Harrison went. The Twins took the infield and Garcia hit a grounder on diving third baseman Gio Urshela to set up a Red Sox celebration near first base after Engel scored.

It was the second time Garcia was late in less than a week. He led with a single in the ninth inning of Friday’s 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park.

“It’s great to be able to contribute as the game is played there,” Garcia said through an interpreter.

After dropping the first two of the series, the Red Sox didn’t shy away from the significance of Wednesday’s win.

“It was huge,” said receiver Sepi Zavala, who had two hits and one run. “Anytime we can get a game from whoever is ahead of us in the table, that’s important.”

Yoán Moncada has daily bruises on his right foot

Third baseman Yoán Moncada withdrew with a right foot injury before the seventh inning. The Red Sox said the X-rays were negative, which he does every day.

Moncada fouled on his foot in the fourth quarter.

Before the game, the Red Sox placed infielder Jack Berg (bone contusion in right hand) in a 10-day IL and right-hander Vince Velasquez (blister on right index finger) in a 15-day IL. Pitcher Jim Millanbert was recalled from Charlotte.

Infielder Danny Mendyke, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament last month, was moved to a 60-day IL.

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