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
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
"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,"
White Sox 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 Sox
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.
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.