White Sox Take Series Opener, Blitz Liriano, 7-4

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23: Paul Konerko #14 of the Chicago White Sox, A.J. Pierzynski #12 and Alexei Ramirez #10 celebrate their win against the Minnesota Twins on July 23, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-4. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

With another first inning run, the Twins looked like they were going to roll into another win tonight in the Windy City. The Chicago White Sox, and more importantly, Francisco Liriano disagreed with that.

Liriano gave up a lead off single in the bottom of the first, and after a stolen base, a walk to Kevin Youkillis, and a line out from Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko blasted a home run to right field.

The Twins made it a one run game in the very next inning courtesy of a wild pitch from White Sox starter, Gavin Floyd. The wheels came off for Liriano in the bottom of the third.

Alejandro De Aza was up to start the inning and hit a ground rule double. That was followed up with a home run from Adam Dunn that left Hawk Harrelson speechless. Or, maybe it was just because I had my TV on mute. After a Paul Konerko home run, Alex Rios hit another home run. The White Sox had 7 runs. Liriano did not make it out of the third inning.

The Twins scored again in the fifth inning as Joe Mauer lined a single up the middle, which scored Ben Revere. And that was it until the 8th when Ryan Doumit went yard for the third time in two games for his 10th of the year. And, to make it a little sweeter, he did it off of former Twin, Jesse Crain.

It didn't matter though, as the White Sox beat the Twins, who remain in last place in the AL Central.

Studs: Every hitter except for Josh Willingham. Especially Joe Mauer who had 2 walks, and Ben Revere, who also had 2 walks. Ben Revere had a grand total of 12 walks this season coming into today's game. Brian Dozier gets a call out as well for a web gem catch off the bat of Adam Dunn.

Duds: Francisco Liriano, for giving up 7 runs. Josh Willingham for going 0-5.

It was a tough loss tonight, guys. Let's go get them tomorrow!

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