MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago White Sox initiated a teardown a little more than three years ago, rebuilding through trades that fetched rising stars like Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jiménez and Yoán Moncada.
The most impactful move of all might have been signing Luis Robert.
The Cuban rookie hit a tying homer in the seventh inning and the go-ahead double in the ninth, and the White Sox took the AL Central lead into September by rallying past the skidding Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Monday night.
“It’s incredible, the vibe that you have when you’re able to respond in those situations,” the 23-year-old Robert said through a translator. “It is a fun moment for us. We’re enjoying the good times. It’s a good atmosphere in the clubhouse.”