Twins break out the brooms vs. White Sox 21 Jun 13

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (29-41) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (33-36)

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Chicago White Sox

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Diamond (5-6, 5.27)

LOSING PITCHER:  Danks (1-4, 5.40)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  12:11 pm                       GAME TIME TEMP:   82 degrees, wind from S at 12 mph                               TIME OF GAME 3:06                            ATTENDANCE:  35,837

 

HOME RUNS:     Arcia (5, 2nd inning off Danks, none on, one out, 1-0 pitch, 408 feet to right field)

                                 Dozier (6, 2nd inning off Danks, one on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 378 feet to left field)

                                 Thomas (1, 4th inning off Danks, none on, one out, 1-2 pitch, 372 feet to right field)

                                 Escobar (3, 4th inning off Danks, none on, one out, 1-1 pitch, 405 to left field)

                                 Konerko (7, 6th inning off Diamond, one on, no outs, 2-1 pitch, 366 feet to left field)

                                 Dunn (19, 6th inning off Diamond, none on, no outs, 2-1 pitch, 365 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

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John Danks (L)

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101/66

Matt Lindstrom

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27/17

Jesse Crain

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19/12

Ramon Troncoso

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Scott Diamond (W)

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86/52

Anthony Swarzak

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29/20

Casey Fien

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16/9

Jared Burton

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23/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE SOX NOTES:

·    The White Sox lost to the Twins today, their seventh loss in their last eight games…they are now 7-12 against the AL Central…Chicago has lost 15 of their last 17 road games to fall to 13-27 overall on the road…the White Sox have lost six of their eight games against the Twins this season after going 14-4 against Minnesota in 2012…the White Sox are now 12 games under .500 for the first time since ending the 2007 season at 72-90.

·    Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning off Scott Diamond…it marked the second time this season the White Sox have gone back-to-back with the other being Dunn and Viciedo on May 14 also at Minnesota in the second inning…it was also the second time Konerko and Dunn have gone back-to-back as teammates, with the other coming on April 23, 2012 at Oakland.

·    John Danks suffered the loss (1-4) allowing six runs on 12 hits with two strikeouts and gave up four home runs in 5.0 innings pitched…he is 0-4, 7.29 ERA (21 IP, 17 ER) in his last four road starts…the four home runs allowed is a new career high…he has given up three in a game seven times in his career, last being August 28, 2010 vs. New York-AL…Danks is 6-10, 5.23 ERA (134.2 IP, 78 ER) with 51 walks and 81 strikeouts in 22 career starts against the Twins.

·    Jesse Crain tossed his 28th straight scoreless appearance with a scoreless seventh inning…the 28 scoreless appearances is a new White Sox team record, passing J.J. Putz who had 27 straight scoreless outings in 2010…over the 28 scoreless, Crain has struckout 37 in 28.0 innings…the 28.0 scoreless inning streak also ties him with Chris Sale for the longest scoreless streak of the season.

·    Matt Lindstrom snapped his scoreless streak at 14 games (11.2 IP) when he allowed two runs in the sixth inning.

·    Alexei Ramirez (4-for-5) stole his 15th base of the season today…coming into today’s game he was seventh in the AL in stolen bases…he also collected his 19th multi-hit game of the season…his four hits tied a career-high, done eight times with the last coming on June 29, 2012 at New York-AL…he has at least one hit in each of his last four games, hitting .529 (9-for-17) in those four.

·    Paul Konerko (2-for-4) hit his seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot in the sixth inning today…it was his first home run since June 8.

·    Dayan Viciedo (1-for-4) has a hit in five straight games…in those five he is hitting .316 (6-for-19) with two triples and three RBI.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins defeated the White Sox today for their third straight win and fourth win in their last five games…the Twins earned their fifth sweep of the season taking all three from Chicago this series…it is the first time the Twins have swept the White Sox in a three-game series since September 14-16, 2010 at Chicago….the last time the Twins had a three game sweep vs. CWS at home was July 27-29, 2009…the Twins are now 6-2 against the White Sox this season…the Twins are 6-3 in their last nine games, improve to 10-7 in the month of June and 13-17 against the AL Central this season.

·    Clete Thomas and Eduardo Escobar hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning today off John Danks…it marks the second time this season the Twins have hit back-to-back home runs, with the last being Dozier and Mauer May 30 vs. Milwaukee…the last time the Twins had at least one home run from each of the 7-8-9 hitters in the same game was September 19, 2004 vs. Baltimore (Restovich, Blanco, Rivas)-ELIAS…it is the first time in Twins history that the 7-8-9 and leadoff (Dozier) hitters have homered in the same game-ELIAS.

·    The Twins and White Sox combined for six home runs in today’s game, tying the record for most homers hit in a single-game at Target Field…three other games at Target Field have had six homers (July 14, 2012 vs. OAK, September 30, 2010 vs. TOR and August 17, 2010 vs. CWS)…the most home runs ever hit in a Twins home game was seven on August 27, 2008 vs. Milwaukee (Minnesota – 3, Milwaukee – 4).

·    Scott Diamond allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits, one walk and two home runs while striking out two in 5.1 innings…he has allowed at least three runs in his final inning pitched in each of his last three games (5 on June 9 at WAS, 4 on June 14 vs. DET and 3 today)…today marked just his second start of the season to allow multiple home runs (three on May 12 vs. BAL).

·    Joe Mauer (3-for-5) collected his ninth three-hit game of the season today…it is his 25th multi-hit game of the season as well, a mark that leads all Twins players…Mauer is hitting .424 (14-for-33) with a home run and seven walks in eight games against the White Sox this season.

·    Justin Morneau (1-for-4) drove in two runs with a bases loaded single in the sixth inning…Morneau now has 42 RBI this season…he is now a career .326 (44-for-135) with 138 RBI with bases loaded.

·    Oswaldo Arcia (3-for-4) hit his fifth home run of the season with a solo homer in the second inning…it was his first home run since his recall on June 11 (last homer came on May 22 at Atlanta)…his five home runs this season are now tied with Conor Gillaspie for second most among AL rookies…since his recall June 11, he is hitting .333 (10-for-30) with five of the 10 hits being for extra-bases (four doubles, one home run)…the three hits today marked his second three-hit game in his last nine games, the last coming June 12 vs. Philadelphia.

·    Brian Dozier (1-for-4) hit his sixth home run of the season in his second at-bat of the day…it was his second homer in as many days, marking the first time in his career to have homers in back-to-back games…each of his last five hits are for extra-bases (2 doubles, 3 home runs)…over the last four games he is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with three home runs, two doubles and seven RBI…coming into today only four AL second basemen had more homers than Dozier (Cano-16, Kipnis-9, Kendrick-8 and Kinsler-7)…he has five RBI over his last two games, the most RBI in back-to-back games in his career…Dozier is hitting .242 (22-for-91) with three home runs and 12 RBI as the leadoff hitter this season.

·    Ryan Doumit (2-for-5) collected his 13th multi-hit game of the season today…he doubled in his second at-bat of the day, his 15th double of the season and his 24th extra-base hit of the season…he has three straight multi-hit games for the first time since August 5-7, 2012.

·    Clete Thomas (2-for-4) hit his first home run of the season in the fourth inning today…it was his 10th career home run and the first since April 15, 2012 vs. Texas.

·    Eduardo Escobar (1-for-4) hit his third home run of the season with the second of back-to-back homers with Clete Thomas in the fourth inning…it was his first home run since May 15, also against Chicago-AL.