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Flowers' two home runs power White Sox past Twins, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career to push the Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Twins in 10 innings in the opener of a two-game series at Target Field.

With the game tied at 3-3 through nine innings, Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run to right-center field to lead off the 10th and give the Sox the lead. Flowers followed a Paul Konerko single with a two-run shot just inside the right-field pole.

At the plate

Flowers has hit three homers in the last three games. His first Tuesday fueled the Sox's three-run second inning against starter Tommy Milone.

On the mound

After allowing three runs over the first two innings, Sox right-hander Hector Noesi settled down to pitch five more scoreless innings, helped by some bad Twins base-running. He lasted seven innings for the third straight game, allowing three runs on nine hits, walking none and striking out five.

In the field

In his first Sox start in left field, Michael Taylor couldn't make a tough play when Danny Santana's RBI double sailed just over his glove in the second inning for a 3-3 tie.

The number

1: Career ejection for center fielder Adam Eaton, who was ejected after his sixth-inning at-bat, when he was called out on strikes.

The quote

Third baseman Marcus Semien on his demotion earlier this season: "I really had to deal with failure a lot. I tried to work my way out of it as best I could, and started swinging the bat a little better as the year went on."

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