Local News

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a three-run 
homer  and  scored twice to lead  the Chicago White Sox  to a 9-5 win over the 
Minnesota Twins on Friday. 

Chicago's  standout rookie  joined Jose  Canseco and  Tony Oliva  as the  only 
Cuban-born  rookies to  hit 30  home runs  in a  season with  his first-inning 
blast. 

"I  think we're  past the  point  of 'unexpected'  with him,"  said  White So
manager Robin Ventura. "You just expect him to be in the middle of things when 
it's happening. If he's hitting well, it seems like we're doing well." 

Tyler  Flowers and Alexei Ramirez also homered for the White Sox, who have won 
the first two of this four-game series. 

John  Danks (9-6) was charged with four runs on six hits over seven innings of 
work but earned the win. 

Minnesota starter Kevin Correia (5-13) dropped another decision after allowing 
seven  runs -- six  earned -- on 10 hits in the setback. Correia now leads the 
majors  in losses  after sharing the dubious distinction with San Diego's Eric 
Stults. 

Josh  Willingham  and Oswaldo Arcia each  hit solo homers for Minnesota, which 
has lost three of its last four. 

"Not  a  very good baseball  game," Twins  manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Start 
from  the get-go we got behind early. The ball was flying everywhere. Not very 
much fun for everyone involved I'm sure." 

Singles from Adam Eaton and Ramirez set the table for Abreu, who pounded a 1-2 
curveball into the bullpen in left center to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead. 

Minnesota  got  a run back  in the  second on a  sacrifice fly by Kurt Suzuki. 
Willingham and Arcia singled to put runners at the corners with one out before 
Suzuki drove Willingham in with a flyball to left. 

However,  Ramirez smacked his  ninth homer of the season to lead off the third 
and  restore  the three-run  cushion. Chicago  added another  run later in the 
frame on an error by third baseman Eduardo Nunez that allowed Abreu to score. 

Adam  Dunn  and Dayan  Viciedo each  contributed RBI singles  in the fourth as 
Chicago  opened up a 7-1 advantage. Conor Gillaspie then stroked a run-scoring 
single  in  the sixth before  Chris Colabello knocked  a two-run single in the 
home half to trim the deficit to 8-3. 

Each  team had  a  leadoff homer  in their  respective  seventh, with  Flowers 
sending  one over  the wall  in left  and Arcia  stroking his  seventh of  the 
season. 

Willingham added a solo shot in the ninth to account for the final margin. 

                                   Game Notes 

Danks entered the game with an 0-6 record and 6.18 ERA in his last eight games 
against  Minnesota  ... The  Twins have dropped  10 of 13  at Target Field ... 
Chicago went 4-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base 
... Minnesota went 1-for-3 with RISP. 

 
Main Office:
217-824-3395