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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Santana went 5-for-6 with four RBI and 
finished  a homer  shy of the cycle  as the Minnesota Twins grabbed the rubber 
match  of a three-game  set against the Chicago White Sox with a 16-3 drubbing 
on Sunday. 

Oswaldo  Arcia  homered to go  along with three RBI  and Kennys Vargas added a 
pair  of hits  with two  RBI for  Minnesota, which  won two  straight after  a 
three-game slide. 

"Up  to the eighth  inning it was a 4-3 ballgame, then the ball started flying 
all over the place," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. 

Chris  Parmelee, who  didn't start the contest, homered among his two hits and 
Eric Fryer added a solo shot in the win. 

Kyle  Gibson (10-8)  continued his road dominance with another solid outing on 
the hill for the Twins. Gibson, who has now won four straight away from Target 
Field,  allowed three  runs --  all in  the  fourth --  on six  hits with  six 
strikeouts over seven innings. 

Chicago  starter Jose Quintana was in line for the win, but a high pitch count 
along with a faulty White Sox bullpen prevented that from happening. The left- 
hander was charged with one unearned run on five hits and two walks. He struck 
out five during his five-inning, 115-pitch outing. 

"They're  the guys  in there so we're  going to have to make it work somehow," 
WhitSox manager Robin Ventura said of the bullpen. 

Leading  by two, Chicago  chose to use Javy Guerra (1-3) in relief of Quintana 
to  begin the sixth and the Twins cashed in. Chris Colabello and Fryer singled 
around  an Arcia strikeout. Eduardo Nunez followed Fryer with a single to left 
that  plated Colabello  and Santana clubbed a two-run double to push Minnesota 
in front by one. 

The  Twins  blew the game open  in the eighth  with a nine-run inning that saw 
Chicago  use three relievers and Minnesota send 14 batters to the plate. Nunez 
walked  to begin  the frame, stole second and waltzed home on Santana's triple 
to  right.  Brian Dozier  walked to  put runners at  the corners before Trevor 
Plouffe  ripped a single up the middle for a 6-3 advantage. Vargas then popped 
a  single into  shallow  left  that plated  Dozier  and pinch-hitter  Parmelee 
singled in a run for an 8-3 margin. 

Santana  had  the chance  to complete  the cycle  later in  the inning, but he 
settled for a run-scoring infield single. Dozier capped the lengthy frame with 
a pop single to center. 

Parmalee,  Arcia  and Fryer went  back-to-back-to-back in the ninth to account 
for  the final margin. Santana again stepped in with the cycle in reach and he 
squibbed a single out to left. 

Santana  singled to  open the game, then a 45-minute rain delay ensued. Coming 
out  of  the break, Plouffe  walked with  one out to  put runners on first and 
second  before  Josh Willingham reached  on a  fielding error by third baseman 
Conor  Gillaspie. Quintana then plunked Vargas that forced in the game's first 
run, but the southpaw got Colabello to ground into a 1-2-3 double play. 

Gibson's  scoreless-innings streak  on the road ended at 19 when the White So
pounded  out  three extra-base  hits in a  three-run fourth. Gillaspie doubled 
with  one  out and  Alexei Ramirez  knocked him in  with a  double of his own. 
Following  a groundout by Paul Konerko, Viciedo hammered a no-doubter over the 
wall in left that gave the hosts a 3-1 lead. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Twins  pounded out  23 hits.  Minnesota's 49  hits in  the series are the 
second most the team has tallied since moving to the Twin cities ... Chicago's 
rookie  Jose  Abreu went 0-for-4, a  game after his 21-game hitting streak was 
halted ... Plouffe went 9-for-14 in the series. 

 
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