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Big hits keep coming
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Twins 8, White Sox 6
Jeff Manship didn't allow a hit until the third, when he allowed five in a row. (AP)
Rookie Jeff Manship didn't make it through the third inning, but it didn't matter. Michael Cuddyer, one of four Twins to homer, finished a triple shy of the cycle and the bullpen chipped in as Minnesota kept pace with Detroit, remaining 2 1/2 games back in the American League Central race.
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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 (78-73)
Won 2
Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 6   CWS
Chi White Sox (73-79)
Lost 3
September 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
3 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0   8 10 0
Chi White Sox
1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0   6 9 0
Standings thru 9/22/09  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gomez, C, CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .231
Cabrera, O, SS 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 .271
Mauer, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .372
Kubel, RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .301
Cuddyer, 1B 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .275
Young, D, LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .268
Harris, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Tolbert, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .222
Punto, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
Totals 33 8 10 7 3 3 4  

BATTING
2B: Kubel (33, Danks, Jh), Cuddyer (34, Danks, Jh), Mauer (27, Danks, Jh).
HR: Cabrera, O (8, 1st inning off Danks, Jh, 1 on, 0 out), Cuddyer (29, 6th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 0 out), Tolbert (2, 6th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 2 out), Kubel (24, 8th inning off Dotel, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 7; Tolbert 4; Young, D 2; Kubel 6; Cabrera, O 4; Mauer 2.
RBI: Cabrera, O 2 (65), Young, D (45), Mauer (89), Cuddyer (85), Tolbert (15), Kubel (89).
2-out RBI: Mauer; Tolbert.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B; Kubel.
SF: Young, D.
GIDP: Kubel, Harris, B.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young, D (4, 2nd base by Dotel/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Liriano, F-Punto-Cuddyer-Cabrera, O, Cabrera, O-Punto-Cuddyer).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 .303
Beckham, G, 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 .269
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .308
Konerko, 1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .285
Kotsay, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .285
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .277
Quentin, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .231
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Rios, A, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .242
Totals 34 6 9 6 4 2 10  

BATTING
2B: Konerko (30, Liriano, F).
HR: Rios, A (16, 3rd inning off Manship, 0 on, 1 out), Beckham, G (13, 3rd inning off Manship, 1 on, 1 out), Konerko (28, 8th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rios, A 4; Beckham, G 5; Konerko 7; Podsednik; Pierzynski; Kotsay.
RBI: Pierzynski (49), Rios, A (67), Beckham, G 2 (56), Konerko 2 (87).
2-out RBI: Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios, A; Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Kotsay, Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (29, 2nd base off Manship/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Getz-Ramirez, Al-Konerko, Ramirez, Al-Getz-Konerko).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Manship 2.1 5 4 4 1 0 2 6.35
Liriano, F 2.1 2 1 1 2 1 0 5.75
Crain (W, 7-4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.89
Mijares (H, 25) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.11
Guerrier (H, 31) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.27
Nathan (S, 43) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.18
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (L, 12-10) 6.0 8 7 7 3 2 3 3.82
Dotel 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.36
Linebrink 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.14

Pitches-strikes: Manship 43-25, Liriano, F 39-23, Crain 9-9, Mijares 11-9, Guerrier 29-17, Nathan 8-7, Danks, Jh 98-58, Dotel 32-21, Linebrink 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Manship 4-1, Liriano, F 3-2, Crain 3-1, Mijares 2-0, Guerrier 2-0, Nathan 1-0, Danks, Jh 7-5, Dotel 1-3, Linebrink 2-0.
Batters faced: Manship 13, Liriano, F 10, Crain 4, Mijares 3, Guerrier 5, Nathan 3, Danks, Jh 27, Dotel 7, Linebrink 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Liriano, F 2-0, Crain 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 25,290.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009

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