Twins 18, White Sox 9

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 05, 2012
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Chris Parmelee homered to cap a 10-run fifth inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Chicago White Sox 18-9 on Tuesday night. The Twins also batted around in a seven-run second, but first-place Chicago remained one game ahead of Detroit in the AL Central. The Tigers lost 3-2 to Cleveland. Minnesota pecked away methodically with 17 hits - only three went for extra bases. Parmalee drove in four runs while Ryan Doumit had three hits and three RBIs. Doumit hit a solo homer in the seventh and scored three times. Minnesota's Eduardo Escobar had two hits and three RBIs against his former team. Chicago outfielder Dewayne Wise pitched a scoreless ninth for the White Sox, who had a franchise-record 10 doubles - five in a four-run eighth.
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