Twins beat White Sox for second straight day 20 Jun 13

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (29-40) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (32-36)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Chicago White Sox

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

4

9

2

5

Minnesota Twins

0

3

1

0

0

3

0

0

X

7

10

0

11

WINNING PITCHER:  Correia (6-4, 3.87)

LOSING PITCHER:  Sale (5-6, 2.69)

SAVE:  Perkins (18)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   82 degrees, wind from SE at 10 mph                            TIME OF GAME 3:00                            ATTENDANCE:  30,003

 

HOME RUNS:     De Aza (9, 1st inning off Correia, none on, no outs, 2-2 pitch, 419 feet to right field)

                                 Dozier (5, 2nd inning off Sale, two on, two outs, 1-0 pitch, 380 feet to left field)

                                 Morneau (3, 6th inning off Heath, one on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 370 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Chris Sale (L)

5.0

8

4

4

2

5

1

1

101/62

Deunte Heath

2.0

2

3

3

4

1

1

1

54/28

Ramon Troncoso

1.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

12/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Kevin Correia (W)

6.2

5

2

2

0

6

1

0

104/67

Ryan Pressly

1.0

2

2

2

0

1

0

0

18/10

Brian Duensing

0.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2/2

Josh Roenicke

0.1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4/4

Glen Perkins (S)

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

11/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

·    The White Sox lost to the Twins tonight, their sixth loss in their last seven games…they are now 7-11 against the AL Central…Chicago has lost 14 of their last 16 road games to fall to 13-26 overall on the road…the White Sox have lost five of their seven games against the Twins this season after going 14-4 against Minnesota in 2012…the White Sox are now 11 games under .500 for the first time since May 6, 2011 when they were 11-22.

·    Chris Sale allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in 5.0 innings…it marked his second shortest outing of the season behind the 4.1 innings he tossed on April 13 at Cleveland…tonight marked the second time in his last three starts to allow four runs…he had previously gone seven starts without allowing more than three runs…with the loss, Sale falls to 2-5 on the road this season, including losing each of his last three starts on the road…in those three starts on the road he has allowed just five earned runs in 19.0 innings (2.37 ERA).

·    Gordon Beckham (1-for-3) has at least one hit in 11 of his last 14 games, since June 4…over those 14 games he is hitting .346 (18-for-52) with four doubles and two RBI…he has multi-hit efforts in five of those 14 games.

·    Alejandro De Aza (1-for-4) hit his ninth home run of the season to lead off the game tonight…it marked his fourth leadoff home run of the season and his eighth career leadoff home run…De Aza was the last player at Target Field to hit a leadoff homer when he did so on April 20…it marks his second home run in his last four games…in those four games he has four RBI.

·    Dayan Viciedo (2-for-3) has a hit in four straight games…in those four he is hitting .333 (5-for-15) with two triples and three RBI.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins defeated the White Sox tonight for their third win in their last four games…the Twins are now 5-2 against the White Sox this season…the Twins are 5-3 in their last eight games, improve to 9-7 in the month of June and 12-17 against the AL Central this season.

·    Kevin Correia allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in 6.2 innings…it marked his third quality start in his last five starts…the win for Correia is his first since May 27 at Milwaukee…he has struckout 22 batters in 24.2 innings pitched in four June starts.

·    Justin Morneau (2-for-5) hit his third home run of the season with a two-run shot in the sixth inning tonight…the home run was his 207th of his career, tying him with Kirby Puckett for fifth on the Twins all-time list…it was his first home run since April 28 vs. Texas, a span of 168 at-bats without a home run…five of his last 10 hits are for extra-bases (4 doubles, 1 home run).

·    Josh Willingham (2-for-4) collected his 11th multi-hit game of the season tonight…he also drove in his first run since June 5, a span of eight games without an RBI…tonight marked his first multi-hit game since that same game, June 5 at Kansas City.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-5) drove in a run with a single in the third inning to put the Twins up 4-1…since May 8 Plouffe is hitting .307 (19-for-62) with a home run, 14 RBI, six doubles and four walks in 16 games…he has at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 games (since May 12) and 17 of his last 21 (since May 3).

·    Brian Dozier (1-for-2) hit his fifth home run of the season in his second at-bat of the night…it was a three-run homer, the second three-run shot of his career with the first coming May 16, 2012 at Detroit…each of his last four hits are for extra-bases (2 doubles, 2 home runs)…over the last three games he is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with two home runs, two doubles and five RBI…coming into today only four AL second basemen had more homers than Dozier (Cano-16, Kipnis-9, Kendrick-8 and Kinsler-7)…the home run off Sale was the second of his career, he is one of just three players to ever homer off Sale at least twice (Brennan Boesch and Billy Butler)…the three RBI for Dozier tonight tied his career-high, also three on April 5, 2013 at Baltimore and May 16, 2013 at Detroit.

·    Ryan Doumit (2-for-3) collected his 12th multi-hit game of the season tonight…he doubled in his first at-bat of the night, his 14th double of the season and his 23rd extra-base hit of the season…he followed the double with an infield single in the fourth…he has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 7-8.