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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Chicago White Sox tied the game with a 
two-run  ninth inning and pulled out a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins thanks 
to a wild pitch in the 11th inning on Wednesday. 

Leury  Garcia led off  the bottom of the 11th inning with a bunt single before 
advancing  to  second on a balk  by Samuel Deduno.  Garcia moved to third on a 
wild pitch in the dirt, and Deduno sailed a 3-2 pitch to Adam Dunn outside and 
past catcher Kurt Suzuki, and Garcia scored without a play at the plate. 

Alexei  Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and Garcia was 2-for-4 with 
an  RBI single  in the  ninth  inning. Adam  Eaton  drove in  two despite  not 
recording a hit and Dunn hit a solo home run. 

Paul  Konerko started  the bottom of the  ninth with a pinch-hit single in his 
first at-bat of the season. Pinch-runner Adrian Nieto  went to second on Dayan 
Viciedo's  singled  and scored on  Garcia's hit. After  a wild pitch from Glen 
Perkins,  Eaton reached  base on  a  fielder's choice,  which brought  Viciedo 
across to send the game to extras. 

"You  want to be  a good team, day in and day out. The struggle with the small 
things,  you really  have to pay attention  to those things. It's not fun, you 
have  to have discipline, you have to show up everyday focused and that's what 
it  takes  to be a  big leaguer and  that's what it takes  to be a good team," 
said Konerko. 

Perkins'  blown save  robbed Twins starter Kevin Correia of a win. Correia was 
touched  for three runs  -- two earned -- over six innings, allowing five hits 
and  picking  up five  strikeouts. Perkins gave  up two runs  in the ninth and 
Deduno (0-1) was tagged with the loss. 

"A  lot of  things happened  in that  game, throughout  the game.  Some missed 
opportunities  by  us, some fundamental  things we didn't get done. Ultimately 
you  have the  lead and you get the  ball to your closer, you feel pretty good 
about  it. It just  didn't work out, couldn't finish the game off," said Twins 
manager Ron Gardenhire. 

Trevor  Plouffe  drove in three  runs, going 3-for-5,  and Jason Kubel went 2- 
for-6 with two doubles and an RBI. Suzuki added three hits in six at-bats with 
a double and an RBI. 

In  his  first major-league start  since June  6, 2012, Felipe Paulino allowed 
two  runs --  one earned  -- on  seven hits  while fanning  six through  5 1/3 
innings.  Ronald Belisario  (1-0) retired all four hitters he faced to pick up 
the win. 

Plouffe  worked a one-out  walk in the top of the ninth before reaching second 
on  a fielder's  choice. Suzuki ripped a  line drive the opposite way to bring 
Plouffe  around to  score, giving Minnesota a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom 
of the frame. 

Dunn's  two-out solo home  run in the eighth was No. 441 for his career, which 
moved  him  one behind Dave  Kingman for 38th on  the all-time list. The blast 
brought the White Sox within 5-4. 

Earlier,  Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham recorded consecutive walks to lead off 
the seventh, which Kubel followed up with a ground-rule double to score Mauer. 
Plouffe  then drove in Willingham and Kubel with a single to right, giving the 
Twins a 5-3 lead. 

The  teams were  scoreless from the fourth through the sixth inning, combining 
for just three hits, while stranding four men on base. 

The  Twins' Oswaldo  Arcia scored the first run  of the game in the top of the 
second after Paulino issued back-to-back walks following a Suzuki single. 

The Solid White Sox fired back in the bottom half of the second with three runs. 

Avisail  Garcia  and Alejandro De  Aza hit back-to-back singles before Ramirez 
doubled  down  the left  field  line  to bring  them  around  to score.  Tyler 
Flowers  then  ripped a  single, sending  Ramirez to  third, one batter before 
Eaton hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring Ramirez home. 

In  the top  of the third Plouffe  picked up an RBI single following a one-out 
double down the right field line from Kubel. 

                                   Game Notes 

Robin  Ventura picked  up win No. 150 as  the manager of the Sox ... The White 
Sox  have won  seven of  eight against  Minnesota ...  Chicago, which  won the 
opener  of the  three-game series on Monday,  is 2-0 for the third time in the 
last  four seasons ... Jared Burton made his 300th career appearance, allowing 
Dunn's  home  run in his one  inning of work  ... The Twins were 5-for-16 with 
runners in scoring position, compared to the Sox going 3-for-12 with RISP. 

 
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