In Thursday's MLB action, division rivals Minnesota and Chicago faced off. The Chicago White Sox were able to grab a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth, only to self-destruct in the bottom of the inning. Ultimately, the Minnesota Twins won the game, 5-4 to keep a spot in the Mlb Wild Card standings for the American League teams. Here's the latest White Sox vs. Twins game recap including today's top performers, key stats, an MLB standings update, and what's next on the schedule.

MLB game recap

The Minnesota Twins picked up their fourth-straight win on Thursday as they also swept their recent three-game series with Chicago. In today's game, the White Sox grabbed a 3-1 lead heading into the fifth inning, but Minnesota answered to tie things up.

Chicago would break that tie to take a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but the Twins' Max Keppler was hit by a pitch to score the game-winning run. Kepler would finish the day with a 1-for-3 performance and two RBIs, while Eddie Rosario, Zack Granite, and Jorge Polanco also added RBIs for their team.

For the Chicago White Sox, third baseman Yolmer Sanchez was 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Rob Brantly and Adam Engle also added RBIs. In the top of the ninth, Alen Hanson hit a solo shot to break apart the tied game, giving him his third home run of the season.

Coming up with today's win for the pitching was Minnesota's Matt Belisle (1-2) as he was on in the ninth inning and gave up just one hit, one run, and struck out three batters. Bartolo Colon provided six innings on the mound for the Twins as he struck out eight but also gave up 10 hits and three runs.

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Chicago's Juan Minaya received the loss and is now 2-2 for his season. He pitched just 0.2 of an inning and had no strikeouts but gave up the two runs including the pitch that hit Keppler to win the game for Minnesota.

Standings and what's next

With today's victory, the Minnesota Twins advance their record to 70-63 overall and 34-35 at home. With the win, they are still holding the second of the two MLB Wild Card spots for the AL but are still just 1.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for that spot. Next up, Minnesota will host the Kansas City Royals on Friday with game time starting at 8:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Chicago White Sox are now losers of three-straight games. They already won't be involved in this year's postseason. They fall to 52-80 with today's loss and a record of 22-46 on the road. Next up, Chicago will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday beginning at 8:10 p.m. Eastern Time.