8:10 PM ET, September 15, 2010
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Joe Mauer drives in three as Twins top White Sox to take 8-game lead
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• The Twins have won 10 of 11, 15 of 18 and are 41-16 since the All-Star Break.
• Brian Duensing picked up the win for Minnesota, improving to 4-0 all-time against Chicago.
• White Sox starter Gavin Floyd took the loss, falling to 0-4 this season against the Twins.
• Minnesota's Delmon Young reached 100 RBIs for the first time in his career.
• Jim Thome drove in two runs for the Twins and has tallied an RBI in six of his last seven games.
• Chicago's Manny Ramirez has now gone without an RBI in 13 straight games in which he had an at-bat, a career-worst.
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Guillen said RHP Freddy Garcia will likely miss his scheduled start on Saturday. Garcia missed his start on Sunday with a sore back. ... Guillen is hoping to get closer Bobby Jenks (pinched nerve) for the weekend series against Detroit. ... Twins RF Jason Kubel left the game after the fifth inning with soreness in his left wrist. ... Twins closer Matt Capps pitched a scoreless ninth.
Regular Season Series
|Minnesota leads 13-5 (as of Wed 9/15)|
|Fri 4/9||MIN 4, @CHW 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/10||MIN 2, @CHW 1||Recap|
|Sun 4/11||@CHW 5, MIN 4||Recap|
|Tue 5/11||CHW 5, @MIN 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/12||@MIN 3, CHW 2||Recap|
|Thu 7/15||CHW 8, @MIN 7||Recap|
|Fri 7/16||@MIN 7, CHW 4||Recap|
|Sat 7/17||@MIN 3, CHW 2||Recap|
|Sun 7/18||@MIN 7, CHW 6||Recap|
|Tue 8/10||MIN 12, @CHW 6||Recap|
|Wed 8/11||@CHW 6, MIN 1||Recap|
|Thu 8/12||MIN 6, @CHW 1||Recap|
|Tue 8/17||@MIN 7, CHW 6||Recap|
|Wed 8/18||@MIN 7, CHW 6||Recap|
|Thu 8/19||CHW 11, @MIN 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/14||MIN 9, @CHW 3||Recap|
|» Wed 9/15||MIN 9, @CHW 3||Box Score|
|Thu 9/16||MIN 8, @CHW 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Twins | White Sox|
|5th||J Mauer homered to right (398 feet), D Span and O Hudson scored.||3||0|
|6th||D Young hit sacrifice fly to right, M Cuddyer scored.||4||0|
|6th||J Hardy reached on infield single to third, J Thome scored, D Valencia to third.||5||0|
|6th||D Span reached on infield single to third, D Valencia scored, J Hardy to second.||6||0|
|6th||C Quentin homered to center (415 feet), M Ramirez scored.||6||2|
|7th||J Thome singled to right, J Mauer and J Repko scored, M Cuddyer to third.||8||2|
|7th||D Valencia hit sacrifice fly to left, M Cuddyer scored.||9||2|
|7th||A Rios reached on infield single to shortstop, A Ramirez scored, A Rios to second on throwing error by shortstop J Hardy.||9||3|
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|Stadium||U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||30,063 (74% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Jerry Crawford, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Brian Onora|
Manny Ramirez went without an RBI for the 13th straight game (in which he had at least one AB or SF) tonight vs the Twins . That is the longest streak of games without an RBI by Ramirez in his career. He's had two 12-game streak, one each in 1997 and 1995.
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