Adam Engel and Carlos Rodón had the most total leverage in Wednesday’s win, with .85 pLI.
With a two-run homer that would prove the game-winner, Engel’s .161 WPA earned him the game MVP.
After going 30-60 to start the season, the Chicago White Sox are 18-18 (.500) since July 8.
Even with today’s loss, the Twins are 8-7 against the White Sox this season. Minnesota has lost the season series to Chicago just four times this century (12-4-2).
With longballs from Engel, Nicky Delmonico (his fourth in the last six games) and Tim Anderson, the White Sox have now homered in 14 straight games, the team’s longest streak since the team went deep in 15 straight May 14-29, 2012.
When Rodón induced a ground out to second from Eddie Rosario for the second out in the fifth inning, the White Sox’s win expectancy raised to 51.6%, and didn’t fall below 50% the rest of the game.