American League Game Summary - Chicago at Minnesota|
(Wednesday, September 3)
Final Score: Minnesota 11, Chicago 4
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kennys Vargas homered and drove in three
to help the Minnesota Twins in an 11-4 rout of the Chicago White Sox on
Eduardo Escobar, Eduardo Nunez and Oswaldo Arcia each drove in two runs for
the Twins, who had lost four of five entering the contest.
Trevor May (1-4) picked up his first major-league win after going five innings
and allowing three runs on six hits with six strikeouts.
"A good night all the way around for us," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
"We got our starting pitcher a win. At the end, they couldn't stop us."
John Danks (9-10) was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 frames in
"Every time I threw a fastball it seemed like they knew it was coming," Danks
said. "It was just an all-around bad night."
Dayan Viciedo homered and knocked in three runs to highlight Chicago's
The Twins put together three consecutive hits to begin the home first which
produced a two-run advantage. Danny Santana ripped a single into left-center
before Nunez tripled to right that gave the Twins a 1-0 lead. Joe Mauer
followed with an infield single that plated Nunez.
After Vargas grounded into a double play, Josmil Pinto and Arcia connected
with back-to-back doubles that extended Minnesota's edge to 3-0.
Chicago got two back in the fourth when Viciedo cranked a homer out to left
that scored Avisail Garcia. The White Sox then tied it an inning later on an
RBI single by Adam Eaton.
Nunez doubled to lead off the fifth and Mauer walked to put a pair of runners
on before a brief rain delay. Coming out of the break, Vargas delivered a run-
scoring hit and Arcia added an RBI groundout two batters later. Aaron Hicks
then singled, which ended Danks' night, and Escobar lined a triple to right
off reliever Matt Lindstrom that plated a pair to give Minnesota a 7-3 lead.
Alexei Ramirez's error in the next at-bat allowed Escobar to cross home.
Mauer walked preceding Vargas' two-run blast to left-center in the sixth that
increased the cushion to 10-3.
Viciedo singled home a run in the away eighth and Nunez supplied an RBI hit in
the home half to account for the final margin.
A.J. Achter pitched a scoreless ninth in his major-league debut ... Danks has
not won since beating the Twins on July 25 ... May had been 0-4 with a 10.42
ERA in five games -- four starts -- entering the contest ... The Twins outhit
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