MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago manager Robin Ventura is no longer surprised when Jose Abreu hits a long home run or does something else spectacular. Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. "I think were past the point of unexpected with him," Ventura said. "You just expect him to be in the middle of things when its happening." Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs -- Detroits Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80. Fellow slugger and teammate Adam Dunn is even more impressed with Abreu than his manager. "Baseballs been around a long time and theres been a lot of rookies come up but for him to do what hes done, I dont think anybody expected that," Dunn said. "Am I surprised by it? Not really." The White Sox said in research by the Elias Sports Bureau that Abreus 89 games are the third fastest in major league history to reach 30 home runs. He also joined Jose Canseco and Tony Oliva as the only Cuban-born rookies to hit 30 homers. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers also homered for the White Sox. Dayan Viciedo tied a career high with four of Chicagos 17 hits. John Danks (9-6), the subject of recent trade rumours, gave up four runs over seven innings. Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham homered for Minnesota, which has lost 10 of its last 13 home games. Abreu drove a hanging curveball from Kevin Correia (5-13) into the bullpen in left-centre field to give Chicago a 3-0 lead in the first inning. "The ball was flying everywhere. Bloops, blasts, the whole package," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. The White Sox have won six of their last nine. Danks set down 12 batters in a row before Chris Colabello lined two-run single in the sixth. Heading into the start, Danks was 0-6 with a 6.18 ERA in his last eight games against Minnesota. An early three-run blast from Abreu sure helps in forgetting about some of those trade rumours. "I dont get caught up in any of that, I really dont," Danks said. "Ive heard some things about the rumours and stuff out there. I have no control over that. Im going to be in Chicago hopefully my whole career, but if something happens well cross that bridge when we get there." After Kurt Suzuki had a sacrifice fly in the Twins second, Ramirez opened the third with a home run off the facing of the upper deck in left. Flowers sent a drive off the upper deck to start the seventh, one of his three hits. Correia, also mentioned in trade speculation, lasted just four innings for the second consecutive start. Watching those balls fly over the fence and the bloopers find open space wasnt any fun for him. "Thats two bad starts in a row. I need to get on another good run here," Correia said. NOTES: Twins star Joe Mauer began hitting soft toss in the batting cage as he works his way back from an oblique strain. ... Viciedo has three four-hit games in his career. ... 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"I think I took the fall for a lot of things," said Gay, reflecting on his short time in Toronto ahead of Wednesdays game against his former club.The new Barclays Premier League season got underway on Saturday and TSN.ca presents a week long look at some of the teams and stories that will shape the up coming campaign. We asked our soccer analysts from every platform to predict the top four and bottom three for the 2014/15 Premier League season... They provided us with three different champions, including Chelsea receiving three of five votes to lift the trophy, as well as a message for Burnley fans: enjoy the top flight while you can. Jason deVos, TSN Soccer Analyst Twitter: @jasondevos Top Four: 1) Chelsea 2) Man City 3) Arsenal 4) Liverpool Relegation: 18) West Brom 19) Leicester City 20) Burnley Gareth Wheeler, TSN 1050 Soccer Analyst Twitter: @WheelerTSN Top Four: 1) Arsenal 2) Man United 3) Chelsea 4) Man City Relegation: 18) Aston Villa 19) Leicester City 20) Burnley Kristian Jack, TSN Soccer Analyst Twitter: @KristianJack Top Four: 1) Chelsea 2) Man City 3) Man United 4) Arsenal Relegation: 18) Burnley19) Swansea 20) West Brom Noel Butler, TSN 690 Soccer Analyst Twitter: @TheSoccerNoel Top Four: 1) Chelsea 2) Man City 3) Tottenham 4) Arsenal Relegation: 18) Burnley 19) Swansea 19) Leicester Luke Wileman, TSN Soccer Analyst Twitter: @LukeWileman Top Four: 1) Man City 2) Man United 3) Chelsea 4) Liverpool Relegation: 18) Crystal Palace 19) QPR 20) Burnley Read more from Luke Wileman here throughout the year as he contributes a regular column to TSN.ca on Major League Soccer as well as the Barclays Premier League. We also asked them to weigh in on which storylines and players they think will dominate the headlines and/or dominate the league. Noel Butler Breakout Player: Frank Lampard For a player who turned down multiple offers from Premier League clubs following 13 glory laden seasons at Stamford Bridge, no one could have quite scripted the next turn in his career. Soon after Frank Lampard was unveiled as a member of New York City FC on July 24th, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Chelseas all-time leading goal scorer had joined the BPL Champions on a six month loan ahead of joining up with NYCFC in the new year. Arsene Wenger has wasted no time in expressing his disappointment that this was nothing more than a scheme by the parent club to circumnavigate UEFAs stringent Financial Fair Play Policy. Rumours first began something wasnt quite adding up when Lampard was spotted at Citys Etihad campus just ahead of Englands Brazil 2014 departure. Mark Sunday, September 21st on your calendars – the date when Chelsea will visit the BPL Champions looking to inflict a second straight home league defeat on Pellegrinis team. Story: Vanishing Spray Having been part of Major League Soccer since 2011 and used to maximum effect at this summers World Cup Finals, the job of BPL referees will get that much less arduous this season with the introduction of Vanishing Spray into the league. The Premier League made the announcement via Twitter in late July, and just like Goal Line Technology last season, Vanishing Spray made its formal introduction at last Sundays annual season curtain raiser the Community Shield. How very appropriate the home of football, Wembley Stadium was the venue. As someone who utterly detests the wanton disrespect of a referees authority at free kicks, where seemingly mob rule can prevail, implementing such a simple measure will rid us from an unacceptable face of football. Premier League has given flexibility to their referees for when to use Vanishing Spray for free kicks from deep lying areas. Next up, heres to faking and fawning disappearing from the Beautiful Game. Read more from Noel Butler here throughout the year as he contributes a regular column to TSN.ca on the Barclays Premier League as well as features on the Montreal Impact for TSN Radio 690. Kristian Jack Breakout Player: Nemanja Matic, who will thrive alongside player of the year Cesc Fabregas. Story: Louis van Gaals first season at the helm of Manchester United Louis Van Gaal arrives at Manchester United where it was no longer just belonging to Sir Alex. The failure of David Moyes means the bridge between the old boss and the new boss is considerably longer than it was in April. That is the first thing he has going for him. It is not the last. Van Gaal has arrived at Old Trafford where there is finally a feeling of a badly needed fresh start. Gone are Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra and if the 63-year-old is to complete a successful overhaul, players such as Anderson, Nani, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Rafael and Javier Hernandez will likely follow over time. Van Gaal has already stamped an identity on United in his short time, something badly missing under Moyes. The team looks set to play a 3-4-1-2 system against many opponents, one backed by senior members of the club who have been more than happy so far in pre-season. All indications show that an improvement is coming but for a team thhat finished last season seventh on 64 points after eight successive years in the top two, just how much they need to improve could well be the biggest burning question in the entire league.dddddddddddd Van Gaal, unlike Moyes, is not inheriting a champion. Moyes inherited a flawed team but, when they under performed, the fingers pointed at the Scotsman. This season, the players have no such excuse and little expectations. Read more from Kristian Jack here throughout the year as he contributes a regular column to TSN.ca on the Barclays Premier League as well as exclusive content for TSN Radio 1050 Toronto. Gareth Wheeler Breakout Player: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Arsene Wenger finds another gem perfect fit for his free-flowing system. While Olivier Giroud remains the only standout number nine, Sanchez fits the bill of a crafty, quick, versatile goal scorer and creator. Nineteen goals and 10 assists in 34 La Liga appearances in 2013-14 speaks to his quality. At 25, Sanchez is hitting his prime, making his £35 million transfer seem a bargain. The transition from the possession brand of Barcelona into the English version of it should be seamless. Sanchez instantly helps make an intriguing Arsenal squad a legit title contender. Story: The changes at Manchester United The biggest storyline to watch has to be Manchester United under new manager Louis van Gaal. Individuals at the club during their North American pre-season tour told me the squad was "a shambles" under David Moyes - "nice man, but in over his head." There was little communication or role definition. Failure under a void of leadership shouldnt surprise. The early reports under van Gaal are overwhelmingly positive. The players have already bought into to a proven winner, and someone not afraid to change the mold/set-up within the team, or Uniteds training facilities at Carrington. Its a cultural shift that they hope will manifest itself on the field. Its difficult for any team to bounce back from seventh place to win a title. Without the distraction of European football, United should be able to remain fresh with a tight squad rotation to maximize points in league play. An easy start to the season (Swansea, Sunderland and three promoted clubs) certainly helps the new manager and allows for any late signings before the transfer window closes to settle before the meat of the schedule comes about. Van Gaals 3-5-2 formation looked to be dynamic while going undefeated on their North American tour. The squad still has holes and needs reinforcements at centre-back, on the wings and in central midfield. That being said, a proper set-up, approach, and excitable talent remaining in the squad bodes well for a bounce-back. Listen to Gareth Wheeler on TSN 1050 Toronto throughout the year as he weighs in on all of Torontos biggest sports issues. Check TSN.ca/soccer regularly as he writes exclusives on the Barclays Premier League. Jason deVos Story: Can Jose Mourinho lead Chelsea to the title? Last season, Mourinho often referenced the fact that his team was not "ready to be champions" yet, and that 2014-15 would be their year. Some saw this as an excuse – a means to take pressure off of his players last season – but others felt that Mourinho genuinely believed this. Count me as being in the latter camp. Chelsea managed to finish third last season, even without a proven goal scorer leading the line. Samuel Etoo, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba were insufficient in Mourinhos eyes, so the manager swooped to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. While Costas stock dropped after a poor showing for Spain in the World Cup, he is still expected to score plenty of goals for a Chelsea side high in creativity. The central midfield addition of Cesc Fabregas could prove to be decisive for Chelsea. If Fabregas and Nemanja Matic can form a strong partnership in the middle of the park, it will free up the likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle to create or score chances up front. New signing Felipe Luis and Cesar Azpilicueta will likely flank Gary Cahill and John Terry at the back and with either Petr Cech or the returning Thibault Courtois in goal, Chelsea will once again be defensively resolute. In fact, expect them to have the leagues best defensive record, as they did last season. It will be at the other end of the pitch where Chelseas fortunes are determined. Hazard scored 14 goals for Chelsea from midfield last season, but if a midfielder sits atop their scoring chart at the end of the year, Mourinho will have failed. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on Costa to remain healthy and on form, but that is a small burden to bear when one is chasing the biggest prize in English football. Read more from Jason deVos here throughout the year as he contributes a regular column to TSN.ca on the Barclays Premier League as well as exclusive Major League Soccer and Soccer Canada insight. 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