Minnesota 5, Chi. White Sox 3

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 53°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 19587

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 8-7 4-3 4-4 W4
Chi. White Sox 7-11 4-4 3-7 L3

Recap

Twins 5, White Sox 3: Josh Willingham hit a bases-clearing double to cap a four-run rally in the seventh and lift Minnesota to a weather-shortened two-game sweep of host Chicago.

Aaron Hicks singled in the tying run and Scott Diamond (1-1) allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in six innings to earn the win for the Twins, who have won four straight to pull above .500 at 8-7.

Jeff Keppinger drove in a pair and Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox. Gavin Floyd started and allowed one run on three hits in six innings before handing it off to the bullpen, which let the lead slip away in the seventh.

Chicago had taken a 2-1 lead on Keppinger’s sacrifice fly in the sixth but Matt Lindstrom (1-1) walked the leadoff batter in the seventh and Hicks eventually pushed him across with a single through the right side. Lindstrom yielded a two-out single to Jamey Carroll before handing it off to Donnie Veal, who walked Joe Mauer to load the bases and left a hanging breaking ball over the plate that Willingham drove to the base of the wall in right-center to put Minnesota on top.

Josh Roenicke yielded Dunn’s solo homer in the bottom of the seventh but Jared Burton worked a scoreless eighth and Glen Perkins was perfect in the ninth to lock down his fifth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Chicago LHP John Danks (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with team trainers and general manager Rick Hahn on Monday to discuss the next phase of his rehab. … Burton has not been scored upon in eight appearances spanning 7 1/3 innings. … Keppinger’s two RBIs doubled his season total.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Scott Diamond Player Gavin Floyd
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 3
1.50 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Chi. White Sox
Josh Willingham Player Alejandro De Aza
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 6 0 7 .188 13 11 5 6 1 1
Chi. White Sox 5 1 9 .172 4 10 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Miami. The Twins have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .375 after a loss.