Dempster strong as Cubs top TwinsJun 10, 2012 - 9:12 PM
The Canadian-born hurler tossed eight shutout innings as the Chicago Cubs downed the Minnesota Twins, 8-2, in the finale of a three-game interleague series.
Dempster (2-3) fanned six and surrendered four hits and a walk for the Cubs, who had lost four in a row and eight of their last nine coming in.
David DeJesus, Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Baker, Joe Mather and Darwin Barney recorded an RBI apiece while Reed Johnson and Starlin Castro each registered two hits and a pair of runs scored.
Francisco Liriano (1-7) was touched for four runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings for the Twins, who had won six of their last seven entering the contest.
- CHICAGO: 8
Jun 10 5:06 PM
- David DeJesus doubled to right scoring Reed Johnson and Starlin Castro. Runner on second with two outs and Alfonso Soriano due up.
Cubs 8, Twins 0 Top 9, 2 OutsJun 10 4:43 PM
- Darwin Barney singled to center scoring David DeJesus. On the play, Alfonso Soriano was tagged out at third, center to third to end the inning.
Cubs 6, Twins 0 Mid 8Jun 10 4:23 PM
- Jeff Baker sacrifice fly out to center scored Starlin Castro. On the play, David DeJesus advances to third. Runners on first and third and with one out and Joe Mather due up.
Cubs 5, Twins 0 Top 8, 1 OutJun 10 4:20 PM
- Joe Mather doubled to left scoring Alfonso Soriano. Runner on second with two outs and Darwin Barney due up.
Cubs 4, Twins 0 Top 6, 2 OutsJun 10 3:46 PM
- Francisco Liriano's wild pitch scored Starlin Castro. Alfonso Soriano advances to second on a wild pitch. Runner on second with two outs and Joe Mather at the plate.
Cubs 3, Twins 0 Top 6, 2 OutsJun 10 3:46 PM
- David DeJesus grounded out second to first scoring Reed Johnson. On the play, Starlin Castro advances to third. Runner on third with one out and Alfonso Soriano due up.
Cubs 2, Twins 0 Top 6, 1 OutJun 10 3:40 PM
- Alfonso Soriano doubled to left scoring Reed Johnson. Runner on second with two outs and Jeff Baker due up.
Cubs 1, Twins 0 Top 1, 2 OutsJun 10 2:19 PM
- CHICAGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 10 2:11 PM
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