Found June 20, 2013 on
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Brian Dozier's two-run homer for Minnesota was one of a career-high four long balls hit off Chicago starter John Danks, and the Twins finished their first three-game sweep of the season and their first over White Sox in three years with an 8-4 victory on Thursday.
Oswaldo Arcia went deep in the second inning ahead of Dozier. Clete Thomas and Eduardo Escobar hit back-to-back shots in the fourth, sending the White Sox to their seventh defeat in the last eight games. They fell to a league-worst 13-28 on the road and 5-13 in June.
Danks (1-4) lasted only five innings, giving up 12 hits and six runs. Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs against Scott Diamond (5-6) in the sixth inning, but that wasn't nearly enough.
The six combined homers on this humid, breezy afternoon matched a record at Target Field, which opened in 2010. Before this series, the White Sox were 15-4 at this open-air ballpark. The Twins last swept them Sept. 14-16, 2010, in Chicago.
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier isn't necessarily known as a power hitter, but the Twins second baseman flexed his muscles Thursday.
Dozier hit his sixth home run of the season, which now has him tied for fourth on the team this year. It was just a sampling of what Minnesota's offense did Thursday as the Twins homered four times in their 8-4 win over the White Sox in the series...
If you do a Google search on baseball's worst contracts and look them over, Joe Mauer's name comes up a lot. Heck, even Head and Shoulders gave up on him. And the famous, "Well played, Mauer," commercial seems far in the past. All of that is because of the contract Mauer signed. And that happens a lot. You heard it when Beltran played for the Mets. You have heard...
The Minnesota Twins entered their weekend series having scored seven or more runs in the last three games.
Scott Kazmir put a stop to that.
The Cleveland left-hander held the Twins to just one run on five hits Friday as Minnesota dropped the series opener by a 5-1 final. The offense that had found a rhythm during the recent home stand went cold to start the road trip.
TALK ABOUT RANGE
The Twins ballboy makes an amazing leaping catch snaring a line drive off the bat of Alexei Ramirez today. Watch as Mr. Athletic barely misses that stool while saving the crowd behind him. Your... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed first-round pick Kohl Stewart, the fourth overall pick in this month's Major League Baseball Draft.
According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Twins signed Stewart for 4,544,400, which was right around the slot value for the fourth pick.
Stewart, a right-handed pitcher from St. Piux X (Texas) High...
Get that kid a uniform.
Paul Neshek, a ballboy for the Minnesota Twins, made the play of the day Thursday at Target Field, leaping out of his shoes to snare an Alexei Ramirez foul ball. Neshek didn’t exactly stick the landing, but he held onto the ball, gaining him a round of applause from fans along the third-base line.
His highlight-reel grab also impressed at least one major...
Tanner Vavra has heard the criticisms.
He would never be good enough to play college baseball, let alone professional baseball. And even if he did, he wouldn't be as good as his peers.
Even Vavra's own father had his doubts.
But earlier this month, when the Minnesota Twins took Vavra in the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, all those doubters were silenced...
The Chicago White Sox kicked off their series in Kansas City with a powerful 9-1 win.
Coming off the heels of a sweep at the hands of the Twins, the White Sox (30-41) were able to roll over Royals’ starter Jeremy Guthrie as they established an early lead. Guthrie walked three of the first five Sox hitters. Paul Konerko patiently drew a walk to bring a run home and Conor Gillaspie’s...
Your browser does not support iframes.The best catch of the Major League Baseball season may have been made by a Minnesota Twins ball boy on Thursday.The moment happened in the top of the fourth inning in the White Sox-Twins game when Chicago's Alexei Ramirez ripped a pitch down the third base line toward the first row of seats. The ball was an absolute screamer and appeared...
The White Sox traveled to Minnesota on Tuesday, and continued on what appears to be yet another abysmal road trip for the southsiders. They have now dropped 13 of their last 15 road contests, and five of their last six. Once again, falling back to ten games below .500.
Axelrod Gets Knocked Around Early
Dylan Axelrod came into today's start on seven days rest...
The Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale took another hard-luck loss last week despite delivering one of his most dominant performances.
He hasn't needed much run support against the Minnesota Twins.
Looking to snap a career-worst three-start losing streak, Sale tries to win a fourth consecutive outing versus Minnesota on Wednesday night.
While Sale (5-5, 2.43 ERA) ranks among...
In what’s surely to be the most groundbreaking move in Major League Baseball this season, the White Sox optioned Deunte Heath to AAA Charlotte after yesterday’s loss in Minnesota, and Brian Omogrosso was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Ok, I’m being sarcastic. This is pretty insignificant when it comes to roster moves, as we are talking about a team basically...
Micah Johnson, Chicago White Sox prospect with the Class-A Kannapolis Intimidators, ”stole” the show in Tuesday’s South Atlantic League All Star Game in Lakewood, New Jersey (home of the Lakewood Phillies), leading the Northern Division in a 2-1 victory over the Southern Division that was shortened to seven innings due to inclement weather.In the third inning, Johnson stole...
Early Morning Kids,
Got a couple of hours sleep before this early start. John Danks is on the mound for the Sox today. He had a good last outing and fingers crossed he can have another one.
Grab a coffee and see you for the first pitch
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Sox – De Aza(fly out to center), Ramirez(single)(safe at second with steal), Rios(ground out to short), Konerko(pop...
The last thing the Chicago White Sox need right now is a matchup with Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
The right-hander has completely shut down Chicago since being acquired by the Royals last summer, and he'll look to add to the visiting White Sox's woes in the opener of a three-game series Friday night.
Guthrie came to Kansas City in a deal for left-hander Jonathan...