White Sox Rout Twins 12-5
The Twins lost 12-5 at home to the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night. Nick Blackburn allowed 9 hits and 6 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-5. Jeff Manship allowed 3 earned runs in 1 inning. He was optioned to triple-A Rochester after the game. His ERA is 10.97. Darin Mastroianni hit a 2-run homerun and Brian Dozier went 1-3 with a solo homerun and 2 RBIs for Minnesota. Adam Dunn hit a 3-run homerun for the White Sox.
The Twins are 30-44 and have the day off today. Minnesota will start a 3-game series at 7:10 Friday night, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Lefthander Brian Duensing (1-3) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Luis Mendoza (2-4) toes the rubber for the Royals.