Chi. White Sox 12, Minnesota 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 36539

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 1 1 0 4 3 1 2 0 12 21 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 5 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 40-35 19-21 21-14 W2
Minnesota 30-44 14-24 16-20 L2

Recap


White Sox 12, Twins 5: Alex Rios and Adam Dunn hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning and Chris Sale earned his ninth win as visiting Chicago routed Minnesota.

Dunn belted his 24th home run and snapped an 0-for-24 skid with three hits and four RBIs for the White Sox, who had a season-high 21 hits and won for the fifth time in their last seven games.

Sale (9-2) bolstered his case to start the All-Star game, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out five over seven innings. Sale, who leads the league with a 2.27 ERA, improved to 6-0 over his last eight starts.

Kevin Youkilis went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in his third game with Chicago, including a run-scoring single in the third off Nick Blackburn (4-5), who gave up six runs over five innings.

Dunn hit a three-run homer in the fifth and Rios followed with a solo shot, giving the White Sox a 6-0 lead.

Brian Dozier hit his third home run in the fifth before Chicago answered with three runs in the seventh on RBI singles by Alejandro De Aza, Youkilis and Dunn.

The White Sox added two runs over the next two innings before the Twins' Darin Mastroianni hit his first career home run in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rios is hitting .341 (44-for-129) with nine homers and 25 RBIs in his last 32 games. … The White Sox have won eight of their last 10 games at Target Field, including three consecutive series. … Chicago LF Jordan Danks recorded in his first career RBI in the seventh inning. … The Twins announced that minor-league pitcher Paul Bargas died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 23.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Minnesota
Chris Sale Player Nick Blackburn
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 9
2.57 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Minnesota
Kevin YoukilisPlayer Darin Mastroianni
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 21 2 31 .457 20 5 11 0 0 0
Minnesota 8 2 17 .258 13 6 5 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .432 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The White Sox have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .514 after a loss.