Twins beat White Sox with Doumit Double 19 Jun 13

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (29-39) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (31-36)

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Chicago White Sox

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11

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5

Minnesota Twins

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13

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WINNING PITCHER:  Burton (1-4, 3.73)

LOSING PITCHER:  Troncoso (0-2, 6.75)

SAVE:  Perkins (17)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   73 degrees, wind from SSE at 9 mph                            TIME OF GAME 2:57                            ATTENDANCE:  30,387

 

HOME RUNS:     Mauer (7, 1st inning off Axelrod, one on, no outs, 2-0 pitch, 351 feet to left field)

                                 Gillaspie (2, 2nd inning off Pelfrey, one on, one out, 2-2 pitch, 407 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

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PITCHES/K

Dylan Axelrod

6.0

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114/68

Matt Thornton

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24/16

Ramon Troncoso (L)

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28/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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PITCHES/K

Mike Pelfrey

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87/57

Casey Fien

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8/6

Jared Burton (W)

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18/8

Glen Perkins (S)

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13/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

·    The White Sox lost to the Twins tonight, their fifth loss in their last six games…despite the loss, Chicago has won 14 of the last 20 games and 24 of the last 34 against the Twins…they are now 7-10 against the AL Central…Chicago has lost 13 of their last 15 road games to fall to 13-25 overall on the road this season.

·    Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs, four earned, on 10 hits and two walks while striking out five in 6.0 innings…he has allowed 11 runs, 10 earned, over his last two starts (10.0 IP)…he has allowed four home runs in his last two starts after allowing seven in his first 12 starts… the White Sox are now 7-8 in his 15 starts this season.

·    Paul Konerko (4-for-4) set his season-high with four hits today…it marked the most hits in a game for Konerko since July 24, 2012 vs. Minnesota…it was his sixth career game of at least four hits against the Twins.

·    Alexei Ramirez (2-for-4) has hit safely in 39 of 47 career games at Minnesota (Dome and Target Field), hitting .333 (61-for-183) here…he has a hit in each of his last four games at Target Field, hitting .471 (8-for-17) over those four.

·    Conor Gillaspie (1-for-4) hit his fifth home run of the season with a two-run shot in the second inning tonight…he also collected his third multi-RBI of the season with two RBI tonight…the home run was his second in his last six games after going 29 straight games without a homer prior to June 11.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins defeated the White Sox tonight for their second win in their last three games…the Twins snapped a two-game losing streak against the White Sox…the Twins are 4-3 in their last seven games and improve to 8-7 in the month of June and 11-17 against the AL Central this season…the win tonight was the Twins eighth of the season in the last at-bat…four of the Twins last five wins have been by a relief pitcher…the Twins are now 6-3 in their last nine games at Target Field and 8-4 in their last 12.

·    Glen Perkins earned his 17th save of the season tonight, setting his new single-season career-high (16 saves in 2012).

·    Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs on 10 hits while striking out three in 6.0 innings…it marked his third straight start of at least 6.0 innings and his first start without walking a batter since his second start of the season April 9…the 10 hits allowed are a season-high for Pelfrey, the last time he allowed 10 hits was April 9, 2012 vs. Washington when he also allowed 10 hits.

·    Joe Mauer (3-for-5) hit his seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot to left field off Axelrod in the first inning…the home run tied him with Corey Koskie (101) for 14th on the Twins all-time list…it was his 20th career home run that he has hit in the first inning, the most of any inning in his career…it was also his 14th career home run against the White sox, his most against any opponent…he doubled in his second at-bat of the night…five of his last 12 hits are for extra-bases…he has four RBI over his last three games…since May 5, Mauer is hitting .358 (54-for-151) with 16 doubles and a .452 on-base percentage.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-4) drove in two runs with a single in the first inning…since May 8 Plouffe is hitting .316 (18-for-57) with a home run, 14 RBI, six doubles and four walks in 15 games…he has at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games (since May 12) and 16 of his last 20 (since May 3).

·    Brian Dozier (1-for-4) doubled in his third at-bat of the night…each of his last three hits are for extra-bases (2 doubles, 1 home run)…over the last three games he is hitting .400 (4-for-10) with a home run, two doubles and two RBI.

·    Ryan Doumit (3-for-4) collected his 11th multi-hit game of the season tonight…he drove in the game-winning runs with a two-run double in the eighth inning…the two RBI tonight were his first since June 8 at Washington…he was the starting catcher in tonight’s game and is now hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last seven starts behind the plate.