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Twins' season over
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White Sox 1, Twins 0
Joe Mauer heads back to the dugout after striking out in the fourth inning. (Getty Images)
Rookie Nick Blackburn turned in a heroic performance with 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the White Sox, but the Twins could not crack the scoreboard in a season-ending defeat. Minnesota's best scoring chance came in the fifth, when Michael Cuddyer was thrown out at home trying to score from third on a short fly.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 09/30: CWS 1, MIN 0
MIN
Minnesota (88-75)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 1, Minnesota 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (89-74)
Won 3
September 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   1 5 0
Standings thru 9/30/08  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .294
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .281
Mauer, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .328
Morneau, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300
Cuddyer, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .249
Young, D, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Harris, B, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265
  1-Tolbert, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Punto, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .284
Gomez, C, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
  a-Kubel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
Totals 26 0 2 0 3 5 7  

a-Struck out for Gomez, C in the 9th.
1-Ran for Harris, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (13, Danks, Jh).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Harris, B.
GIDP: Punto.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Casilla, A-Morneau-Punto).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281
Wise, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Dye, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .292
Thome, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .245
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .240
  Swisher, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Griffey Jr., CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .249
  1-Anderson, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Ramirez, Al, 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .290
Pierzynski, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .247
Totals 28 1 5 1 3 3 13  

1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Griffey Jr. (30, Blackburn).
HR: Thome (34, 7th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Thome 4; Dye 2; Griffey Jr. 2; Cabrera, O.
RBI: Thome (90).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski; Uribe 2.
GIDP: Wise.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Griffey Jr. (Cuddyer at home).
DP: 3 (Uribe-Konerko, Griffey Jr.-Pierzynski, Cabrera, O-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (L, 11-11) 6.1 4 1 1 3 3 1 4.05
Mijares 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.87
Nathan 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.33
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (W, 12-9) 8.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 3.32
Jenks (S, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.63

Game Scores: Blackburn , Danks, Jh .
IBB: Ramirez, Al (by Blackburn).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 89-57, Mijares 14-8, Nathan 8-4, Danks, Jh 103-69, Jenks 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 9-1, Mijares 2-1, Nathan 0-1, Danks, Jh 6-8, Jenks 1-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 25, Mijares 4, Nathan 2, Danks, Jh 26, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mijares 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Jerry Meals. LF: Ted Barrett. RF: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 56 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:20.
Att: 40,354.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 30, 2008
September 30, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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