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Danks falters
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Twins 8, White Sox 6
John Danks had posted eight consecutive quality starts. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
The struggling Sox received homers from Alex Rios, Gordon Beckham and Paul Konerko, but the usually solid John Danks gave up three of Minnesota's four homers and seven earned runs total as the South Siders fell closer to official elimination. Konerko went 3-for-4.
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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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