Twins edge White Sox on error in 10th

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 20, 2013
Ryan Doumit doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on Alexei Ramirez's throwing error, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Saturday. Doumit led off with a double off Hector Santiago (0-1). After Aaron Hicks popped up a bunt attempt, Eduardo Escobar hit a slow grounder that shortstop Ramirez fielded cleanly but bounced his throw to first base. Escobar was safe on an infield hit and Doumit scored to help Minnesota snap a four-game skid against the White Sox. Vance Worley pitched seven strong innings, giving up one run and five hits. He struck out seven and walked two. Casey Fien (1-1) got one out for the win. White Sox starter Jake Peavy was also effective. Peavy allowed one run and six hits, struck out nine and walked four in seven innings. Alejandro De Aza's home run off Worley in the first inning put the White Sox ahead 1-0. The drive to right field was De Aza's fifth career leadoff homer. The Twins tied it 1-all on Josh Willingham's single off Peavy in the third. Brian Dozier scored after reaching on a single and advancing on a walk. Tyler Flowers drew a one-out walk in the 10th before De Aza struck out and Jeff Keppinger popped out to end the game. The teams combined for 22 strikeouts. The White Sox had won 12 of their last 14 against the Twins. White Sox manager Robin Ventura checked on Peavy after he threw his 112th pitch to strike out Willingham in the seventh. Peavy stayed in the game and got Justin Morneau to fly out to end the inning. The Twins loaded the bases with three walks against three different pitchers in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Wilkin Ramirez hit a grounder to third, and third baseman Conor Gillaspie threw home to prevent a run from scoring. Dozier popped out in foul territory to end the inning. Matt Lindstrom, Donnie Veal and Nate Jones each allowed a walk in the inning. The Twins were coming off three straight days off. They were rained out on Wednesday against the Angels, scheduled off Thursday and postponed due to cold and windy conditions on Friday against the White Sox. ''I think everybody's rested, everybody's available,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''That's pretty easy to say. Three days is not what you look to, but Mother Nature decided it was time to take a break.'' Joe Mauer singled in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. The White Sox returned home after losing seven of 10 games on the road. Notes White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. Viciedo was injured while batting in the eighth inning at Toronto on Thursday, and the roster move was made retroactive to Friday. He is batting .229 (11 for 48) with two homers and five RBIs in 13 games. OF Blake Tekotte was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Charlotte, where he began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Jordan Danks started in center field and De Aza moved to left field to replace Viciedo on Saturday. . Pitching coach Don Cooper rejoined the White Sox on Saturday after missing all of the 10-game road trip for diverticulitis, a stomach illness. ''What it amounted to for me was a bad, bad, bad stomach ache for five days,'' Cooper said. ''There are so many people that have it so much worse, every day waking up with pain. I'm not going to beef about it.'' . Reports about LHP John Danks' progress at extended spring training in Arizona have been positive, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. Danks has been on the disabled list since March 22 while recovering from left shoulder surgery. ''He's been able to do all his exercises and he continues to progress,'' Hahn said.
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