Humber throws 7 shutout innings, White Sox win 2-1



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Humber pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Monday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Juan Pierre had three hits for the White Sox, who ended a four-game skid.

Brian Dinkelman had a career-high three hits for the Twins, who have lost three straight and seven of 10.

Humber (9-8) was making his first start since Aug. 18 when he was struck above the right eye by a line drive. He gave up six hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Matt Thornton pitched a scoreless 1 1-3 innings, and Sergio Santos allowed one run in the ninth before Chris Sale earned his sixth save in seven chances.

Anthony Swarzak (3-6) took the loss, allowing seven hits and struck out four in eight innings.