The Sox jumped out to an early lead in the first when Jose Abreu hit a line drive to CF allowing Adam Eaton to scamper in from third base.
Byron Buxton got hit in the wrist by a pitch and then stole second, but that drive ended with Rosario popout. Buxton was replaced by Kepler in center field after the inning, it's being called a contusion and he's day-to-day.
Avisail Garcia hit a solo HR in the top of the 4th to extend the White Sox lead to 2-0. Twins came back in the bottom half, with a lead-off triple by Joe Mauer to left field that got past Melky Cabrera. Trevor Plouffe grounded out to first, but it was enough to let Mauer score. Twins threatened to tie it up, but no dice. 2-1 Sox.
Sox scored another run on a sac fly by Tyler Saladino in the 7th and that was that. 3-1 Sox.
Twins have set a new franchise record for most losses to start a season. The MLB record is the 1988 Orioles who went 0-21 to start off. I'd say the Twins have a shot at beating that record, but they'll probably find a way to go 1-20 and blow that too. Angels are coming in to town after sweeping the A's so more fun is on the way.
Ervin Santana pitched well enough but, Twins. (L 0-1, 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)
Mat Latos (W 2-0, 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)
Mauer 1-3 Triple
FSN for refusing to air this nonsense
Robot Roll Call:
|3||less cowbell, more 'neau||27|
|10||Bloopers and Practical Jokes||11|
|19||Can't Read Good||2|
|21||The Ham Sandwich||1|
DVD Movie Review:
The 9th Company (2005) A Volgagradwood production very loosely based on a real battle between the Red Army and US-backed
Islamic jihadi terrorists freedom fighters. The first half is like an extended version of the first half of Full Metal Jacket, with a completely gratuitous sex scene thrown in. Then it turns into a Russian reboot of Platoon. Lots of cool explosions and heroic type stuff though. Still more enjoyable than the Twins.