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No help for Hudson
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Twins 7, White Sox 0
Jermaine Dye dives but can't come up with Orlando Cabrera's triple in the first. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Daniel Hudson provided reason for optimism in his Major League starting debut after three relief appearances, lasting five innings. Hudson allowed three runs (one earned), but the Sox couldn't counter vs. Nick Blackburn. Chicago's magic number for elimination reached six.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 09/21: MIN 7, CWS 0
  • Tue. 09/22: MIN 8, CWS 6
  • Wed. 09/23: MIN 8, CWS 6
MIN
Minnesota (77-73)
Won 1
Minnesota 7, Chi White Sox 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (73-78)
Lost 2
September 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0   7 10 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 1
Standings thru 9/21/09  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .305
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Cabrera, O, SS 4 3 2 2 0 0 3 .271
Mauer, C 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .373
Kubel, RF 5 0 1 1 0 3 3 .300
Cuddyer, 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .271
Young, D, LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .265
Morales, J, DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .358
Tolbert, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .221
Punto, 2B 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 .232
  Casilla, A, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Totals 37 7 10 6 5 6 16  

1-Ran for Span in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Kubel (32, Pena, R).
3B: Cabrera, O (3, Hudson, D).
TB: Morales, J; Cuddyer; Tolbert 2; Punto 2; Kubel 2; Cabrera, O 4; Mauer.
RBI: Span (60), Cuddyer (84), Punto (34), Cabrera, O 2 (63), Kubel (88).
2-out RBI: Span; Cuddyer; Cabrera, O; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O 2; Span; Kubel; Cuddyer 2.
SF: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto 2 (14, 3rd base off Williams/Pierzynski, 2nd base off Pena, R/Pierzynski), Gomez, C (12, 2nd base off Williams/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
PB: Mauer (8).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Punto-Cuddyer).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .304
Beckham, G, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .266
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .309
Konerko, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .286
Dye, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .248
  a-Wise, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .232
Getz, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .269
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Totals 34 0 8 0 0 6 12  

a-Flied out for Dye in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Podsednik; Quentin; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski; Beckham, G; Kotsay 2; Getz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Getz; Dye.
GIDP: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Hudson, D (1, throw).
PB: Pierzynski (7).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (W, 11-11) 7.0 8 0 0 0 6 0 4.18
Guerrier 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18
Keppel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.86
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hudson, D (L, 0-1) 5.0 4 3 1 4 4 0 3.38
Carrasco 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.76
Williams 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.40
Pena, R 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 4.38
Torres, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00

WP: Carrasco.
IBB: Mauer (by Williams).
HBP: Span (by Williams).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 101-72, Guerrier 9-8, Keppel 8-5, Hudson, D 98-64, Carrasco 14-10, Williams 16-6, Pena, R 35-24, Torres, C 8-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 9-3, Guerrier 1-2, Keppel 1-2, Hudson, D 6-4, Carrasco 0-1, Williams 0-1, Pena, R 3-0, Torres, C 2-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 28, Guerrier 3, Keppel 3, Hudson, D 24, Carrasco 3, Williams 4, Pena, R 10, Torres, C 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Williams 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:42.
Att: 26,541.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009

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