2:05 PM ET, May 21, 2009
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Mauer hits grand slam, drives in six runs as Twins destroy White Sox
The White Sox gave up 20 or more runs for the fourth time in the last 50 years.
|August 30, 1970||vs. BOS||22|
|July 6, 2007||vs. MIN||20|
|April 2, 1998||at TEX||20|
• The Twins got their second-biggest win since moving to Minnesota in 1961 and scored 20 runs for first time since 2007, also against the White Sox.
• Minnesota's 20-1 win tied for the most lopsided loss in White Sox history. In 2002, they lost to the Angels 19-0.
• Joe Mauer's six RBIs are the most by a Twins designated hitter since Jose Morales had six in 1980. He had his sixth career grand slam.
• Matt Tolbert had a career-high four RBIs.
• Bartolo Colon fell to 0-3 in his last four starts.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Mauer has a 14-game hitting streak. ... Scott Podsednik, signed to give the White Sox better baserunning, has been picked off first base in three straight games. Thursday, he also was doubled off first on a bases-loaded liner to third. ... In their previous seven games, Twins starting pitchers were 0-3 with a 7.23 ERA. ... It was the first time in 21 games at Chicago that Minnesota pitchers didn't allow at least one home run. ... With OF Delmon Young coming off the bereavement list, the Twins sent C Jose Morales to Triple-A.
Regular Season Series
|Minnesota leads 12-6 (as of Thu 5/21)|
|Fri 4/10||MIN 12, @CWS 5||Recap|
|Sat 4/11||@CWS 8, MIN 0||Recap|
|Sun 4/12||@CWS 6, MIN 1||Recap|
|Tue 5/19||@CWS 6, MIN 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/20||@CWS 7, MIN 4||Recap|
|» Thu 5/21||MIN 20, @CWS 1||Box Score|
|Fri 7/10||@MIN 6, CWS 4||Recap|
|Sat 7/11||CWS 8, @MIN 7||Recap|
|Sun 7/12||@MIN 13, CWS 7||Recap|
|Mon 7/27||@MIN 4, CWS 3||Recap|
|Tue 7/28||@MIN 5, CWS 3||Recap|
|Wed 7/29||@MIN 3, CWS 2||Recap|
|Mon 8/31||@MIN 4, CWS 1||Recap|
|Tue 9/1||@MIN 4, CWS 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/2||CWS 4, @MIN 2||Recap|
|Mon 9/21||MIN 7, @CWS 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/22||MIN 8, @CWS 6||Recap|
|Wed 9/23||MIN 8, @CWS 6||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Twins | White Sox|
|1st||J Kubel singled to left center, J Mauer scored, J Morneau to third.||1||0|
|2nd||N Punto sacrificed to catcher, J Morales to third, M Tolbert to second, N Punto safe at second on throwing error by third baseman W Betemit. J Morales scored, M Tolbert to third on throwing error by t||2||0|
|2nd||J Mauer hit sacrifice fly to center, M Tolbert scored.||3||0|
|2nd||J Kubel singled to right, N Punto scored, J Morneau to third.||4||0|
|2nd||M Cuddyer homered to left, J Morneau and J Kubel scored.||7||0|
|2nd||J Crede homered to left.||8||0|
|3rd||J Mauer doubled to deep right, D Span scored.||9||0|
|4th||J Morales reached on infield single to third, M Cuddyer scored, J Morales to second on throwing error by third baseman W Betemit.||10||0|
|6th||M Tolbert singled to left, J Kubel scored, M Cuddyer to third, J Morales to second.||11||0|
|6th||N Punto grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Cuddyer scored, M Tolbert out at second, J Morales to third.||12||0|
|6th||J Mauer homered to left center, J Morales, N Punto and D Span scored.||16||0|
|7th||J Crede grounded out to shortstop, C Gomez scored.||17||0|
|7th||M Tolbert homered to left, M Cuddyer and J Morales scored.||20||0|
|8th||C Quentin singled to left, B Anderson scored, A Ramirez to third.||20||1|
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|Stadium||U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||23,048 (56.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Mark Wegner|