Uribe homer lifts White Sox to 6-2 win over Twins

Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire returned after missing five games.

.CHICAGO (AP) – Jermaine Dye homered for the third-straight game and Juan Uribe added a go-ahead two-run drive in the fifth to help the struggling Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.

John Danks (3-3) made it through five innings, giving up six hits and two runs, and Chicago won for just the second time in nine games.

Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire returned after missing five games following the death of his brother, but his first game back was an abbreviated one. He was ejected for the 37th time in his career and first time this season in the sixth inning by plate umpire Doug Eddings after a double steal by the White Sox.

Twins starter Kevin Slowey (0-2), who came off the disabled list Wednesday (biceps strain) and made his first start since April 3, allowed one hit through the first four innings.

Dye led off the bottom of the fifth with his sixth homer to cut the Twins’ lead to 2-1. One out later, Joe Crede, in a 5-for-34 slump, doubled. Uribe, another struggling member of the batting order who was 10-for-56, hit his third homer to put the White Sox ahead.

Slowey went five innings, allowing five hits and three runs.

Chicago pushed across one in the seventh and two in the eighth. Carlos Quentin had an RBI single, Toby Hall drove in a run with a fielder’s choice and Crede scored on third baseman Matt Tolbert’s throwing error.

Gardenhire was tossed in the bottom of the sixth.

With Quentin at first and Jim Thome at second, Paul Konerko had a check swing on a 3-1 pitch. Konerko started to take off a leg guard and head to first with a walk, but on appeal to first, the pitch from Matt Guerrier was ruled a strike.

Apparently thinking Konerko had walked, Quentin and Thome moved up a base when there was no immediate call from Eddings on the pitch. And after first base umpire Ted Barrett ruled a strike on Konerko, Quentin and Thome were credited with a double steal. Guerrier ran to second to try and tag out Thome to no avail because he was already on the base.

Gardenhire came of the dugout and moments later was ejected by Eddings.

The Twins scored two in the fifth off Danks as Tolbert and Joe Mauer delivered two-out RBI singles.

Mauer reached third on a walk and two wild pitches by Scott Linebrink in the eighth but was caught in a rundown and tagged out after trying to score on Michael Cuddyer’s grounder to third.