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Fast Reaction: White Sox 4, Twins 2

A pair of dingers in the second inning were the difference maker for the White Sox.

"Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me!" - Baseball to Kevin Correia
"Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me!" - Baseball to Kevin Correia
Hannah Foslien

Kevin Correia didn't really do that bad today. He threw fewer than 100 pitches through 7 innings while surrendering only two runs on back-to-back solo shots by Adam Dunn and Danyan Viciedo in the 2nd inning. Unfortunately, Correia came back out for the 8th and proceeded to give up back-to-back doubles that resulted in two more earned runs and a Twins loss.

The Twins scored their first run in the 5th inning largely due to a gift from home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Justin Morneau led off the inning with a double and came around to score on a hit from Oswaldo Arcia--but replays showed Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers actually tagged Morneau once, if not twice, before Morneau got his hand on the bag. Score one for the Twins, lack of instant replay complainers.

Trevor Plouffe tied the game in the 7th inning with an RBI single that scored Josh Willingham--but alas, the dinger-less Twins were unable to score any more off Chicago relief pitchers Jesse "Y U NO WRECK ANYMORE?" Crain and Addison "I Legit Just Thought His Name Was Allison" Reed.


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Bullet Point Highlights
  • Joe Mauer extended his current hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the 1st inning. Justin Morneau also extended his hitting streak to 10 games, bringing his average up to .302.
  • In case you missed it--Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau have been absolutely on fire in the month of May.
  • Josh Willingham, who had been 1 for 18 in his career against Jake Peavy before the game, finally got some luck when he hit a double off the scoreboard in right field in the 7th inning.
  • The Twins turned four double plays in the game, which is only two fewer than their single game record of six. The Twins turned six double plays in a non-extra inning game against the Red Sox on July 17th, 1990--and yes, the Twins also lost that game.
  • Aaron Hicks did not hit two home runs. Apparently we jinxed him in the pregame poll. :(
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