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White Sox 6, Twins 1
Bobby Jenks celebrates the win with teammate Jeff Cox. (Paul Beaty/AP)
With the South Siders trailing early and Twins starter Nick Blackburn on top of his game, it appeared the White Sox might be on the wrong end of a pitchers' duel. Jim Thome, however, provided the go-ahead margin with a two-run homer in the sixth, making a winner of left-hander Mark Buehrle.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (3-4)
Lost 2
Chi White Sox 6, Minnesota 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (3-3)
Won 2
April 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 3
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 4/12/09  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Harris, B, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375
Morneau, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .259
Cuddyer, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .231
Crede, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .160
Young, D, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .133
Gomez, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .136
Redmond, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
Punto, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .353
Totals 31 1 5 1 2 9 9  

BATTING
HR: Young, D (1, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris, B; Young, D 4; Punto; Morneau 2.
RBI: Young, D (3).
GIDP: Young, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Punto (1, fielding), Cuddyer 2 (2, fielding, throw).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Getz, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176
  1-Lillibridge, PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fields, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .353
Quentin, LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .263
Thome, DH 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 .211
Dye, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .318
Konerko, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .238
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .150
Wise, CF 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 .222
Totals 32 6 9 5 1 3 12  

1-Ran for Getz in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Thome (2, 6th inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 0 out), Dye (1, 8th inning off Nathan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Fields; Konerko; Quentin; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski; Thome 4; Dye 4; Wise 2.
RBI: Thome 2 (5), Fields (4), Quentin (4), Dye (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fields 3.
SAC: Wise.
SF: Quentin.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (L, 0-1) 6.0 6 4 3 1 1 1 5.73
Breslow 0.1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Crain 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
Nathan 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.50
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (W, 1-0) 6.1 2 1 1 0 5 1 2.38
Dotel (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Linebrink 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Richard 0.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6.00
Jenks (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.00

Blackburn pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Richard pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

HBP: Getz (by Breslow).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 95-60, Breslow 4-1, Crain 9-6, Nathan 21-14, Buehrle 95-61, Dotel 17-12, Linebrink 12-9, Richard 10-4, Jenks 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 6-10, Breslow 1-0, Crain 0-1, Nathan 1-0, Buehrle 8-4, Dotel 0-0, Linebrink 0-2, Richard 0-0, Jenks 1-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 26, Breslow 2, Crain 3, Nathan 5, Buehrle 21, Dotel 3, Linebrink 4, Richard 3, Jenks 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 1-0, Crain 2-2, Jenks 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 35 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 16 mph, L to R.
T: 2:30.
Att: 25,571.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 12, 2009
April 12, 2009

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