Sox move to three ahead of Twins with 6-2 win

CHICAGO (AP) – Dane Dunning pitched seven effective innings, Luis Robert had a key two-run single and the Chicago White Sox strengthened their hold on the AL Central with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Dunning permitted one earned run and three hits in by far the biggest of his five major league starts. Tim Anderson and James McCann homered as Chicago posted its sixth straight win and moved three games ahead of second-place Minnesota, which won the AL Central last year. The AL-best White Sox also moved 16 games over .500 for the first time since they were 71-55 on Aug. 26, 2012.

Twins will try again tonight with a 7:10 p.m. first pitch on 950 KWAT.