Chicago White Sox lacked patience at the plate and more takeaways from the Minnesota Twins series loss

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Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Cease’s ninth pitch while facing Kyle Farmer in the fifth inning could have been called strike three.

Instead, the high slider was called ball four.

“It could have been called either way,” Sox manager Pedro Grifol said.

A possible inning-ending strikeout/throw-out situation became two runners on with one out. Edouard Julien followed with a three-run home run, which helped propel the Minnesota Twins to a 4-0 victory against the Sox in front of 17,641 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jorge Polanco also homered for the Twins, who took three of four in the series. It was the final division game of the season for the Sox, who finished 23-29 against the American League Central.

“We’ve got to do better in general against everybody,” Sox right fielder Gavin Sheets said. “Division, in division, out of division. We’ve just got to do better. That’s the main goal...

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