Minnesota 18, Chi. White Sox 9

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 15698

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 7 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 18 17 1
Chi. White Sox 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 9 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 56-80 25-40 31-40 W1
Chi. White Sox 73-62 39-27 34-35 L1

Recap


Twins 18, White Sox 9: Chris Parmelee swatted a three-run homer and visiting Minnesota erupted for seven- and 10-run innings to crush Chicago.

Ryan Doumit also homered and had three RBIs and Eduardo Escobar added two hits and three RBIs for Minnesota, which ended the White Sox's eight-game home winning streak.

Rookie Scott Diamond (11-6) used the offensive outburst to overcome a rocky first inning and halt a four-start winless slide. He allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.

Chicago, which maintained its one-game lead over Detroit in the American League Central, turned to outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch a scoreless ninth. Wise also had two of six RBI doubles for the White Sox.

Josh Willingham and Jamey Carroll drove in two runs apiece and every starter had at least one hit as the Twins scored at least seven runs in an inning twice in one game for the second time since 1918.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana (5-4) lost his second straight start, getting battered for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Minnesota erased an early 3-0 deficit with a seven-run second inning, getting consecutive RBI singles from Escobar, Ben Revere, Carroll and Joe Mauer.

The Twins sent 14 batters to the plate in the 10-run fifth, which was capped by Parmelee's three-run blast to extend his hitting streak to seven games and push the lead to 18-4.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota's 10-run fifth inning matched its season high set against Cleveland on Aug. 6. ... White Sox RHP Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game against Seattle on April 21, came on in relief in the fifth and allowed nine of 10 batters to reach safety. The only batter he retired was on a sacrifice fly and he was charged with eight runs in one-third of an inning. ... Parmelee has eight RBIs and has hit in all seven games since his recall from the minors on Aug. 29. ... Wise became the first position player to pitch for the White Sox since Dave Martinez at Cleveland on Aug. 4, 1995. He pitched two-thirds of an inning against Chicago while a member of the New York Yankees in June. ... The Twins recalled INF Escobar and RHP Luis Perdomo on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Scott Diamond Player Jose Quintana
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 1.1
4 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 47.25
Hitting
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Ryan Doumit Player Dayan Viciedo
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 17 2 25 .415 12 7 18 8 0 1
Chi. White Sox 13 0 23 .325 12 8 9 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The White Sox have a W/L % of .575 after a win and .508 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .418 after a win and .407 after a loss.