Gibson pitches 8 strong innings, Twins beat White Sox 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins scored on a wild pitch to beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night.

Torii Hunter and Kennys Vargas each had two hits for Minnesota, which has won five of its last seven. Glen Perkins pitched a tense ninth inning for his seventh save.

Chicago had runners on second and third with two outs in its last at-bat, but Tyler Flowers struck out looking.

Jose Quintana (1-2) allowed six hits and one earned run in seven innings for the White Sox, whose offensive woes continued. Chicago has scored four runs in its past three games. Adam LaRoche had two hits.

Gibson (2-2) gave up just four hits, struck out four and walked one.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.