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Wild ride: Twins sweep Sox
Twins tied for AL Wild Card
Justin Morneau had three hits, including a two-run homer, and three RBIs, leading the Twins over the White Sox. The win completed a series sweep and moved Minnesota into a tie with Chicago atop the American League Wild Card standings.
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 Morneau's two-run homer
Twins 7, White Sox 4
Michael Cuddyer (right) drilled one of Minnesota's two two-run homers on Wednesday. (Joseph Oliver/AP)
Series at a glance:
White Sox fall in finale
Left-hander Mark Buehrle gave up seven runs on 10 hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings, and the White Sox went on to drop their third straight game to the Twins. Jermaine Dye and Rob Mackowiak each connected on a home run for Chicago.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 26, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (59-41)
Won 4
Minnesota 7, Chi White Sox 4   CWS
Chi White Sox (59-41)
Lost 3
July 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0   7 16 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 7/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  White Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B5120023.278
Punto, 3B4122101.321
Redmond, C5110006.333
Cuddyer, RF4112111.270
Morneau, 1B5133000.313
White, LF5010003.215
Rabe, DH5130010.429
Tyner, CF5000024.353
Bartlett, SS4130001.336
Totals4271672619 

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (9, Buehrle), Redmond (8, Buehrle).
3B: Castillo (4, Buehrle).
HR: Cuddyer (14, 1st inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 2 out), Morneau (27, 5th inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo 4; Punto 2; Redmond 2; Cuddyer 4; Morneau 6; White; Rabe 3; Bartlett 4.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (63), Morneau 3 (84), Punto 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer 2; Morneau 3; Punto 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: White; Castillo; Redmond 2; Tyner.
GIDP: White.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Bartlett-Morneau).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF3000012.269
  a-Anderson, PH-CF1000010.207
Cintron, 2B4010000.279
Thome, DH4000011.288
Konerko, 1B3120110.301
Dye, RF4122011.319
Pierzynski, C4110003.301
Crede, 3B4011012.295
Mackowiak, CF-LF4111013.307
Uribe, SS4010010.245
Totals354941812 

a-Struck out for Podsednik in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (18, Silva).
HR: Dye (26, 4th inning off Silva, 1 on, 1 out), Mackowiak (3, 7th inning off Neshek, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cintron; Konerko 2; Dye 5; Pierzynski 2; Crede; Mackowiak 4; Uribe.
RBI: Dye 2 (70), Crede (67), Mackowiak (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mackowiak; Podsednik.
GIDP: Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Pierzynski (8).
DP: (Crede-Cintron-Konerko).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 6-9)5.06331316.84
Neshek 1.11110111.08
Reyes (H, 4)0.21000101.33
Rincon (H, 19)1.01000101.95
Nathan (S, 21)1.00000201.47
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle (L, 9-9)5.110771324.81
McCarthy 2.02000103.91
Cotts 0.12001103.07
Riske 0.10000003.70
Jenks 1.02000103.38

IBB: Cuddyer (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 96-59, Neshek 28-20, Reyes 8-6, Rincon 12-9, Nathan 14-11, Buehrle 93-70, McCarthy 29-23, Cotts 23-14, Riske 2-1, Jenks 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 5-7, Neshek 2-1, Reyes 1-0, Rincon 2-0, Nathan 1-0, Buehrle 5-8, McCarthy 3-2, Cotts 0-0, Riske 1-0, Jenks 2-0.
Batters faced: Silva 22, Neshek 5, Reyes 3, Rincon 3, Nathan 3, Buehrle 27, McCarthy 7, Cotts 4, Riske 1, Jenks 5.
Inherited runners-scored: McCarthy 2-2, Riske 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 2:49.
Att: 39,387.

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