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Twins twirlers whitewash Sox
Sox stymied by Santana
Orlando Hernandez left the game after giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings and Chicago was hitless until the fifth inning, when Aaron Rowand singled with one out. The White Sox rallied to load the bases in the ninth but were unable to score.
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Twins 5, White Sox 0
Johan Santana threw a perfect game through 4 1/3 innings on Saturday afternoon. (Jim Mone/AP)
Series at a glance:
Twins spin big hits for ace
Johan Santana was perfect through 4 1/3 with 13 strikeouts through eight before Joe Nathan notched three strikeouts for the save. Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer each homered and Jason Tyner hit a two-run triple.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2005
CWS
Chi White Sox (89-58)
Lost 1
Minnesota 5, Chi White Sox 0   MIN
Minnesota (76-71)
Won 1
September 17, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Minnesota
0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 X   5 11 0
Standings through 9/17/05  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Twins Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF4010010.269
Iguchi, 2B3010110.279
Konerko, 1B3000121.272
Everett, DH4000024.251
Rowand, CF4010034.277
Dye, RF4000044.272
Uribe, SS3010001.260
Widger, C3000001.242
Crede, 3B3000031.245
Totals3104021616 

BATTING
2B: Uribe (23, Santana).
TB: Ozuna; Iguchi; Rowand; Uribe 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede; Dye 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Iguchi (14, fielding).
DP: (Hernandez-Uribe-Konerko).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF5032003.350
Castro, SS4000123.268
Mauer, C4010102.300
Jones, J, RF4000114.252
Ford, CF5120014.263
Morneau, 1B4112112.240
Cuddyer, 3B2111210.253
Tiffee, DH4120002.215
Rivas, 2B3110102.261
Totals3551157622 

BATTING
3B: Tyner (1, Hernandez).
HR: Morneau (20, 4th inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 0 out), Cuddyer (10, 7th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Tyner 5; Mauer; Ford 2; Morneau 4; Cuddyer 4; Tiffee 2; Rivas.
RBI: Morneau 2 (70), Tyner 2 (3), Cuddyer (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tiffee; Jones, J; Ford 2; Tyner 2; Morneau.
GIDP: Mauer.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mauer (12, 2nd base off Hernandez/Widger).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 9-9)3.28444515.24
Vizcaino 0.10000003.84
McCarthy 3.02113114.72
Cotts 1.01000001.94
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 14-7)8.040021303.05
Nathan (S, 38)1.00000302.91

Santana pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 103-63, Vizcaino 5-3, McCarthy 59-40, Cotts 24-15, Santana 113-84, Nathan 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-3, Vizcaino 0-1, McCarthy 5-3, Cotts 1-2, Santana 3-8, Nathan 0-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez 22, Vizcaino 1, McCarthy 14, Cotts 5, Santana 30, Nathan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Vizcaino 3-0, Nathan 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:50.
Att: 24,866.

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