There isn't much better in baseball than beating the White Sox in Chicago. Unless it's beating them at Target Field. I suppose beating the Yankees in the playoffs might be better, but it's been so long I can't remember what that feels like. Anyway: positivity. Here are your nominees for last night's Player of the Game.
Carl Pavano: Make no mistake, the White Sox have an offense that can score some runs, even if some of their players are suffering from the same virus as a few Twins hitters, commonly known as assbatitis. But Pavano was good, allowing six hits and just two runs over seven innings of work. It's easier to pitch with a 6-0 lead, but you still have to get it done.
Joe Mauer: Playing out of position and playing that position well, while collecting a trio of hits and a pair of runs batted in. Yeah, I think that'll get the job done.
Ben Revere: Another big game for Revere, as the other Twins batter to collect three hits in the game. He drove in two runs as well, and picked up a stolen base. We can overlook the one where Pierzynski threw him out.