Twins Post-Game Notes, September 14 vs. Chicago White Sox 15 Sep 12

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (77-66) at MINNESOTA TWINS (60-85)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Chicago White Sox

0

1

0

1

0

1

2

0

1

6

9

0

7

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

5

WINNING PITCHER: Sale (17-6, 2.78)

LOSING PITCHER: Vasquez (0-2, 7.53)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 74, winds from N at 6 mph                  TIME OF GAME: 2:48                     ATTENDANCE: 30,729

HOME RUNS: Youkilis (19, off Waldrop, seventh inning, nobody on, one out, 2-1 pitch, 384 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Chris Sale (W)

6.0

3

0

0

0

5

0

0

95/65

Brett Myers

2.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

17/14

Matt Thornton

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

17/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Esmerling Vasquez (L)

5.2

3

3

3

4

4

0

0

113/70

Kyle Waldrop

1.1

4

2

2

0

0

1

0

22/13

Luis Perdomo

1.0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

23/12

Alex Burnett

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

  • ·    The White Sox are now 12-4 against the Twins this season…they have won 20 of their last 26 games against the Twins.
  • ·    The Sox snapped their four-game road losing streak…they are now 11-3 in their last 14 at Target Field.
  • ·    Chris Sale became the Sox first 17-game winner since Gavin Floyd (17-8) in 2008…Sale earned his first road win since July 27 at Texas.
  • ·    Sale made his third start of the season against the Twins, improving to 3-0, 0.90 (20.0 ip, 2 er) in those outings.
  • ·    The White Sox shutout an opponent for the ninth time this season…fourth shutout on the road…the Sox have shutout the Twins three times in September the last two seasons combined.
  • ·    Alex Rios (2-for-3) is hitting .421 (26-for-60) against the Twins this season, hitting safely in each of his last 15…he is hitting .517 (15-for-29) at Target Field this season and .368 (35-for-95) for his career; his 35 hits are the second-most for an opponent in Target Field history (Miguel Cabrera – 37).
  • ·    Paul Konerko (1-for-4) has 235 career hits against the Twins, which is the most all-time among actives.
  • ·    Kevin Youkilis hit his 15th home run since joining the White Sox…he has three home runs in his last two days.
  • ·    Francisco Liriano will make the start for the White Sox tomorrow…he last faced the Twins on July 31, allowing two runs on four hits in 6.0 innings with four walks and eight strikeouts…he has an all-time record of 13-13, 4.03 (241.1 ip, 108 er) in 42 games (39 starts) at Target Field.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins were shutout for the 10th time this season and just the third time at home…second time by the White Sox (both games started by Sale).
  • ·    Esmerling Vasquez made his third career Major League start and was just one out short of recording his first quality start…his four strikeouts were his most since June 4, 2010 vs. Colorado, when he made a relief appearance for the Diamondbacks.
  • ·    Jamey Carroll went 0-for-4, snapping his 10-game hitting streak.
  • ·    Justin Morneau is hitting .355 (22-for-62) off left-handed pitching since the start of August.
  • ·    Morneau (2-for-4) has hit safely in 11 of 14 games this month, batting .341 (15-for-44) with 11 rbi and 11 walks.
  • ·    Denard Span (1-for-4) has hit safely in each of his last 11 games against the White Sox, batting .447 (21-for-47) during that stretch.
  • ·    Darin Mastroianni stole his 20th base of the season in the fifth inning…he entered today tied for seventh in steals in the AL since May 28…Revere (36) and Mastroianni give the Twins their first pair of 20-plus base stealers since 2004, when Torii Hunter (21) and Lew Ford (20) did it.