Chris Sale threw six scoreless innings to notch his 17th victory after being rained out the night before, helping the Chicago White Sox keep their one-game lead in the AL Central by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-0 on Friday.
Sale (17-6) scattered three singles and struck out five without a walk, cruising to his third win in three starts against the Twins this year.
Sale was supposed to pitch on Thursday against Detroit, but that game was postponed until Monday by wet weather. The Tigers, who beat Cleveland 4-0, are one game back in the division.
Dayan Viciedo had two RBIs, Kevin Youkilis homered and Alex Rios doubled, scored and drove in a run for the White Sox, who played without injured slugger Adam Dunn for the seventh straight game.