Alex Rios homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to their fourth straight victory, 6-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to help extend Chicago's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit.
The Twins erupted for 18 runs against Chicago pitching Tuesday night, but White Sox starter Jake Peavy (10-10) silenced Minnesota's bats Wednesday, allowing one run on six hits to win for the first time since Aug. 1.
Rios gave Peavy all the support he would need with his first-inning slam. Following Dewayne Wise's leadoff single and walks to Kevin Youkilis and Adam Dunn, Rios ripped a 1-1 pitch from P.J. Walters (2-3) over the left field bullpen for his second career grand slam.