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Twins 20, White Sox 1
Joe Mauer watches the flight of his grand slam in the sixth Thursday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Michael Cuddyer belted a three-run homer in a seven-run second inning, and Joe Mauer clubbed a grand slam and drove in six runs as the Twins crossed the plate 20 times and pounded out 20 hits to snap their six-game losing streak.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (19-23)
Won 1
Minnesota 20, Chi White Sox 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (17-23)
Lost 1
May 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 7 1 1 0 6 4 0 0   20 20 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 2
Standings thru 5/21/09  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 .299
Mauer, DH 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 .417
  a-Harris, B, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Morneau, 1B 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .327
  Buscher, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Kubel, LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 .336
  Gomez, C, CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .230
Cuddyer, RF 6 4 4 3 0 0 2 .275
Crede, 3B 6 1 1 2 0 0 6 .226
Morales, J, C 4 3 3 0 2 0 0 .358
Tolbert, 2B 6 2 3 4 0 1 2 .208
Punto, SS 5 2 0 1 0 3 4 .193
Totals 46 20 20 18 5 5 19  

a-Grounded out for Mauer in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer 2 (5, Colon, Broadway, La), Cuddyer (8, Gobble), Span (5, Carrasco).
HR: Cuddyer (6, 2nd inning off Colon, 2 on, 2 out), Crede (6, 2nd inning off Colon, 0 on, 2 out), Mauer (8, 6th inning off Gobble, 3 on, 2 out), Tolbert (1, 7th inning off Gobble, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Morales, J 3; Cuddyer 8; Tolbert 6; Span 3; Crede 4; Gomez, C; Kubel 3; Mauer 8.
RBI: Kubel 2 (23), Mauer 6 (24), Cuddyer 3 (25), Crede 2 (18), Tolbert 4 (8), Punto (11).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Cuddyer 3; Crede; Mauer 5.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede; Kubel; Punto; Harris, B.
SAC: Punto.
SF: Mauer.
Team RISP: 8-for-18.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Tolbert (1, throw).
DP: (Crede-Morneau).
Pickoffs: Blackburn (Podsednik at 1st base).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .267
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .213
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .270
  a-Nix, J, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212
Thome, DH 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .255
  b-Quentin, PH-DH 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .233
Konerko, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313
  c-Fields, PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .215
Pierzynski, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
  d-Miller, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
Betemit, 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .225
Getz, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .241
Anderson, CF 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .281
Totals 34 1 8 1 3 3 20  

a-Grounded out for Dye in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Thome in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Konerko in the 6th. d-Struck out for Pierzynski in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Podsednik; Quentin; Anderson 3; Pierzynski; Getz 2.
RBI: Quentin (19).
2-out RBI: Quentin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Getz 2; Fields; Podsednik.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Podsednik (2, 2nd base by Blackburn/Morales, J).
PO: Podsednik (1st base by Blackburn).

FIELDING
E: Betemit 2 (4, throw, throw).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn (W, 3-2) 7.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 3.83
Mijares 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.08
Nathan 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.87
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon (L, 2-4) 2.0 7 8 1 2 1 2 4.23
Broadway, La 3.1 7 6 5 2 2 0 5.06
Gobble 1.0 5 6 6 0 0 2 18.90
Carrasco 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.73

WP: Blackburn.
IBB: Morneau (by Colon).
HBP: Span (by Gobble).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 82-53, Mijares 20-14, Nathan 16-13, Colon 61-35, Broadway, La 68-42, Gobble 27-16, Carrasco 42-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 8-5, Mijares 1-2, Nathan 0-2, Colon 2-3, Broadway, La 3-5, Gobble 2-1, Carrasco 2-3.
Batters faced: Blackburn 26, Mijares 6, Nathan 5, Colon 16, Broadway, La 19, Gobble 9, Carrasco 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 23,048.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009

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