Chi. White Sox 3, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 35102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 39-35 19-21 20-14 W1
Minnesota 30-43 14-23 16-20 L1

Recap

White Sox 3, Twins 2: Alex Rios homered and Gavin Floyd tossed seven shutout innings as visiting Chicago staved off a ninth-inning rally and edged Minnesota.

Floyd (6-7) gave up five hits and did not walk a batter while recording nine strikeouts to snap an eight-start losing streak against the Twins.

Addison Reed loaded the bases in the ninth before giving up Jamey Carroll's two-out, two-run single. Reed ended the Twins' rally by getting Denard Span to ground out with two runners on for his 10th save.

Rios crushed a two-run homer to the second deck in the fourth off Liam Hendriks (0-5), who remained winless in 11 career starts.

Hendriks, who exited after giving up an RBI single to Alexei Ramirez in the seventh, gave up three runs over 6 1/3 innings.

After scoring one or zero runs five times in their last eight games, the White Sox managed three on five hits against the Twins. Chicago has won seven of its last nine games at Target Field.

Minnesota reliever Tyler Robertson made his major league debut a memorable one, striking out the side in the eighth inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Floyd’s eight-game losing streak to the Twins was the longest current streak by an active pitcher. … The White Sox released OF Kosuke Fukudome. … The Twins went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. … Chicago 3B Kevin Youkilis went 1-for-4 in his second game since being acquired from Boston. … Twins RF Ben Revere struck out twice after fanning just four times in his first 101 plate appearances this month.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Minnesota
Gavin Floyd Player Liam Hendriks
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.1
9 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Minnesota
Alexei Ramirez Player Alexi Casilla
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 1 10 .156 6 8 3 1 2 0
Minnesota 7 0 10 .206 14 12 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The White Sox have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .514 after a loss.