Twins Post-Game Notes, September 15 vs. Chicago White Sox 17 Sep 12

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (78-66) at MINNESOTA TWINS (60-86)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Chicago White Sox

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

5

0

6

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

3

2

0

2

WINNING PITCHER: Liriano (6-11, 5.24)

LOSING PITCHER: Deduno (6-4, 3.84)

SAVE: Thornton (3)

FIRST PITCH: 12:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 71, winds from SW at 9 mph           TIME OF GAME: 2:39                     ATTENDANCE: 36,308

HOME RUNS: Konerko (23, off Deduno, third inning, one on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 407 feet to left-center field)

Plouffe (22, off Liriano, seventh inning, one on, one out, 2-1 pitch, 385 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Francisco Liriano (W)

7.0

1

2

2

2

9

1

0

100/58

Jesse Crain

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

11/10

Addison Reed

0.0

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

17/9

Matt Thornton (S)

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Samuel Deduno (L)

4.0

3

4

4

5

6

1

2

86/40

Brian Duensing

3.1

1

0

0

1

2

0

1

40/23

Casey Fien

0.1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

6/4

Tyler Robertson

0.1

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

8/4

Alex Burnett

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

14/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

  • ·    The White Sox are now 13-4 against the Twins this season…they have won 21 of their last 27 games against the Twins.
  • ·    Today marked their ninth straight series victory over the Twins, extending their longest streak in franchise history.
  • ·    The White Sox are now 12-3 in their last 15 at Target Field.
  • ·    The White Sox have scored 18 first inning runs off the Twins this season, scoring in the first inning in nine of 17 games against them in 2012.
  • ·    Francisco Liriano faced the Twins for the second time this season and recorded his first win against his former team.
  • ·    Liriano held the Twins hitless for 6.2 innings before a Trevor Plouffe two-run homer…today marked his third career game pitching 7.0-plus innings while allowing one hit-or-fewer: June 11, 2006 at Baltimore and May 3, 2011 at Chicago (AL).
  • ·    White Sox pitchers held the Twins scoreless through the first 15.0 innings of this series.
  • ·    Paul Konerko’s second inning home run was the 48th of his career against the Twins, 21 of which have been hit in Minnesota and five at Target Field…Konerko passes Alex Rodriguez for 12th most home runs all-time against the Twins, next is Lou Gehrig with 48.
  • ·    Alex Rios had his hitting streak against the Twins snapped at 15 games, going hitless against them for the first time since their first meeting, May 22.
  • ·    Alejandro De Aza tied his career-high with four strikeouts, previously done on August 13 at Toronto.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are now 17-31 in day games.
  • ·    Samuel Deduno lasted 4.0 innings, his fewest innings in an outing since August 7 at Cleveland (also 4.0)…each of his last two losses have been to the White Sox…today also marked his first loss at Target Field in any start this season.
  • ·    Twins pitchers have allowed 117 first inning runs this season, their most of any inning.
  • ·    Brian Duensing pitched 3.0-plus innings of relief for the third time this season and first since pitching 4.0 innings in relief of Liriano, July 23 at Chicago (AL).
  • ·    The Twins were held scoreless for 15 straight innings until their two runs in the seventh…Trevor Plouffe tied the game with a ninth inning solo home run on Thursday and drove in the Twins first two runs with a two-run homer in the seventh today.
  • ·    Trevor Plouffe hit his 22nd home run, his fifth with a man on base.
  • ·    Denard Span’s ninth inning single extended his hitting streak against the White Sox to 12 games.