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Published May 04, 2011, 04:19 PM

Blackburn Gets Win as Twins Beat White Sox

Nick Blackburn earned his first win in a month, Jason Kubel had a pair of RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday to sweep a brief two-game series behind some outstanding pitching.

By: Rick Gano, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Nick Blackburn earned his first win in a month, Jason Kubel had a pair of RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday to sweep a brief two-game series behind some outstanding pitching.

Minnesota won the opener Tuesday night 1-0 when Francisco Liriano held the punchless and reeling White Sox hitless. Last-place Chicago has now lost 17 of 21 as it heads to the West Coast for a nine-game road trip.

Blackburn (2-4) followed up Liriano's gem by holding the White Sox to four hits and a run in 6 2-3 innings, including Alex Rios' solo homer in the third that tied the game at 1-1.

John Danks (0-5), a 15-game winner a year ago, gave up eight hits and three runs over eight innings for Chicago in taking yet another loss with little run support.

MinnesotaABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Span cf322010.293
Tolbert ss211010.180
Morneau 1b400000.207
Kubel rf301200.350
Cuddyer dh301010.230
Tosoni lf401100.208
Valencia 3b301010.218
Butera c401000.111
A.Casilla 2b400001.183
Totals3038341

ChicagoABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Pierre lf501000.246
Al.Ramirez ss411001.250
A.Dunn dh200020.153
1-Beckham pr-dh000000.208
Konerko 1b100120.296
Quentin rf300000.276
Pierzynski c400000.247
Rios cf413100.184
Teahen 3b100010.250
a-Lillibridge ph-2b000000.321
Vizquel 2b-3b401000.273
Totals2826251

Minnesota100002000—380
Chicago001000010—261

a-was hit by a pitch for Teahen in the 7th.

1-ran for A.Dunn in the 8th.

E_Pierre (5). LOB_Minnesota 6, Chicago 8. 2B_Valencia (5), Al.Ramirez (2). HR_Rios (3), off Blackburn. RBIs_Kubel 2 (13), Tosoni (2), Konerko (25), Rios (8). CS_Span (1), A.Casilla (1), Vizquel (1). S_Tolbert. SF_Kubel, Konerko.

Runners left in scoring position_Minnesota 2 (A.Casilla, Valencia); Chicago 4 (Al.Ramirez, Rios, Vizquel, Pierre).

Runners moved up_Morneau, Pierre. GIDP_Pierzynski.

DP_Minnesota 2 (Tolbert, Morneau), (A.Casilla, Tolbert, Morneau).

MinnesotaIPHRERBBSONPERA
Blackburn W, 2-462-3411411074.41
Mijares H, 51-30000084.32
Perkins H, 51-311010100.64
Capps S, 5-612-310000223.14
ChicagoIPHRERBBSONPERA
Danks L, 0-58833301063.83
Crain100011241.17

Inherited runners-scored_Mijares 1-0, Capps 2-1. IBB_off Danks (Cuddyer). HBP_by Blackburn (Quentin), by Capps (Lillibridge), by Mijares (Lillibridge). PB_Butera.

Umpires_Home, Paul Emmel; First, Rob Drake; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Bruce Dreckman.

T_2:30. A_18,028 (40,615).


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