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Minneapolis,  MN (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Joe Mauer  and  Josh Willingham  each 
knocked in two runs as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-5, to 
complete a four-game sweep on Sunday. 

Brian  Dozier and Sam  Fuld added an RBI apiece for the Twins, who saw starter 
Phil Hughes (8-3) give up five runs on eight hits over five innings. 

"I  just  struggled with  command," Hughes  said. "Our  bullpen stepped up big 
today." 

Jose  Abreu  and Gordon Beckham  each had  two RBI for  the White Sox, who got 
swept  in  a four-game  set by Minnesota  for the first  time since June 9-12, 
1994. 

Chicago  starter John  Danks (6-6),  who had  won his  previous three  starts, 
allowed six runs on 10 hits with four walks over five-plus innings. He fell to 
0-6 over his last eight starts against Minnesota. 

"It's just one of those days I guess, it certainly wasn't fun," Danks said. 

The  Twins  jumped out to  a 1-0  lead in the  first. Danny Santana and Dozier 
walked  to get  things going. Santana moved  to third when Mauer flied out and 
Dozier  advanced  to second on  a wild pitch.  Willingham followed with an RBI 
fielder's choice. 

Minnesota  tacked on  two more runs in  the second. Kurt Suzuki led off with a 
double  down the  left-field line, but was  thrown out at the plate on Eduardo 
Escobar's  single.  Fuld followed with  an RBI double  to right. He then stole 
third and raced home on Mauer's single to center. 

The White Sox scored  all five  of their runs  in the  third. With the bases 
loaded  and one  out, Beckham hit a two-run double to left-center field. Abreu 
added a two-run single up the middle. 

With Adam Dunn at the plate, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected by home- 
plate  umpire D.J. Reyburn for arguing balls and strikes. Dunn then struck out 
swinging  before Alexei Ramirez's infield single put men on the corners. Conor 
Gillaspie's RBI single to left-center field made it 5-3. 

But  the  Twins went  back in front  with a three-run  fourth. Fuld walked and 
Santana  singled to put men on first and second with one out. Dozier and Mauer 
hit  consecutive  run-scoring singles, and  Willingham's sacrifice fly made it 
6-5 Minnesota. 

The Twins' bullpen closed out the game from there. 

Anthony  Swarzak  tossed two  scoreless innings, Casey  Fien pitched a perfect 
eighth  and Jared Burton retired the side in order in the ninth to pick up his 
first save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

Danks fell to 6-12 lifetime versus Minnesota ... The White Sox have lost seven 
straight road games ... The Twins had 11 hits. 

 
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