Chi. White Sox 11, Minnesota 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 34715

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 8 3
Chi. White Sox 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 11 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 40-57 19-30 21-27 L2
Chi. White Sox 52-45 26-22 26-23 W2

Recap


White Sox 11, Twins 4:
Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 30th homer and had four RBIs and Dayan Viciedo broke a tie with a two-run single to cap a four-run seventh inning for host Chicago.

Paul Konerko went 4-for-4 with a solo homer for the White Sox, who pulled into a first-place tie with the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Konerko is 15-for-28 in his last eight games.

Josh Willingham homered twice and drove in all four runs for Minnesota, which has lost 10 of its last 14 games.

Willingham homered to center in the fourth to make it 1-1 before the White Sox reclaimed the lead one inning later on Konerko’s 16th homer, which barely cleared the wall in left. Willingham capped his 12th career multi-homer game with a three-run shot – his 25th of the season – in the sixth inning.

Dunn’s blast, which landed well into the seats in right-center field, came after Kevin Youkilis walked on four pitches with one out against Tyler Robertson. It tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh inning.

Casey Fien (1-1) came on in relief but didn’t retire a batter. He allowed a single to Konerko, a double to Alex Rios and walked Alexei Ramirez intentionally before yielding Viciedo’s single to left-center field. He left after walking Tyler Flowers.

Dunn, who is hitting .210, capped his third three-hit game of the season with a two-run double off the wall just inside the left-field foul line in the eighth inning. The White Sox tacked on three more runs in the frame on Alex Rios' RBI single and Ramirez's two-run homer.

Chicago’s Nate Jones (4-0) retired all three batters he faced - two on strikeouts - to earn the victory.

The Twins’ Justin Morneau went 2-for-4. He rejoined the team after missing three games to be with his wife Krista, who gave birth to the couple’s second child – a son – Saturday.

Minnesota's Cole De Vries, who lost his major league debut at Chicago on May 24, allowed two runs (one earned) and seven hits in six innings. Fellow rookie Jose Quintana yielded four runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings for the White Sox.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe (thumb) missed his fourth straight game and remains day-to-day. … Minnesota right fielder Darin Mastroianni robbed Alejandro De Aza of a hit to lead off the seventh. Second base umpire Ed Hickox ruled it a catch while first base umpire Angel Hernandez gave the safe sign. The four umpires got together, and ruled De Aza out. Replays appeared to reveal it was a trap. … Dunn has eight seasons with 30 or more homers. … The White Sox have won nine of their last 10 at home after opening the season 17-21 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Cole De Vries Player Jose Quintana
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 8
1.50 ERA 5.68
Hitting
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Josh Willingham Player Paul Konerko
2 Hits 4
4 RBI 1
2 HR 1
8 TB 8
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 2 15 .235 11 4 4 1 0 3
Chi. White Sox 14 3 27 .368 15 4 10 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The White Sox have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .511 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .421 after a loss.