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20 - 14 Final
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Kubel, Twins club White Sox

Jul 6, 2007 - 11:04 PM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Friday's game at U.S. Cellular Field resembled a football score, but it did not involve the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.

Jason Kubel's grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning as the Minnesota Twins belted 21 hits to outslug the Chicago White Sox, 20-14, on Friday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Kubel's blast to center gave Minnesota a 12-4 lead and chased Chicago starter Jon Garland (6-6), who allowed a season-high 12 runs on 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

"We were able to put some good swings on some of (Garland's) balls, and find some holes," Kubel said. "Everybody in general had good at-bats, hit some hard balls and got a lot of runs in."

Finishing with a career-high seven RBI, Kubel helped the Twins scored 20 runs for the first time since they plated 23 in a win over Cleveland on June 4, 2002.

"It was a good win for us, a lot of good performances offensively," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It was crazy. I didn't know we were going to play a football game."

Minnesota, which added four-run frames in the first and seventh, scored in every inning except the sixth and ninth to win for the second time in six games.

Chicago, which scored in every inning except the first and fourth, hurt itself with five errors.

"We made a couple of errors, but I don't think (Garland) helped himself," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I think it was the worst outing since I've been manager here. It was not a good baseball game."

The Twins' run support was more than enough for starter Scott Baker, who didn't pitch particularly well himself. Baker (3-3) labored through five innings, allowing a season-high seven runs on nine hits.

"(Baker) didn't locate, and he didn't have a breaking ball," Gardenhire said. "He got whacked. He didn't throw the ball very good. The ball was flying everywhere."

Minnesota's bats were alive from the start.

Joe Mauer, who had four hits, a career-high five RBI and four runs scored, started the offensive onslaught with a two-run double in the first inning.

"It was a funny game," Mauer said. "It's good to come out with the win, (but) it's not good to give up as many runs and hits as we did. Some crazy things have happened out there, and it seems like you always see something new."

Luis Castillo, Jason Barlett, Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter, who blasted his 18th homer of the season in the third, all had three hits for Minnesota.

Paul Konerko and Jim Thome hit home runs for Chicago. Rob Mackowiak had four hits, three of which came off Baker, to improve to 8-for-8 lifetime against the Twins' righthander.

The teams were playing the doubleheader as part of a makeup for a rainout on April 6.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 4 1 1 6 2 0 4 2 0 20 21 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 3 1 0 3 1 2 1 3 14 18 5 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - SCOTT BAKER, RAMON ORTIZ (6TH), CARMEN CALI (8TH), JUAN RINCON
    (9TH) AND JOE MAUER
    CHA - JON GARLAND, NICK MASSET (4TH), DEWON DAY (7TH),
    RYAN BUKVICH (8TH)

    Jul 6 5:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JIM THOME SCORED ALEX CINTRON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J THOME ON FIRST, L TERRERO ON SECOND, T
    HALL ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20
    CHI WHITE SOX 14 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A GONZALEZ (.247, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 5:53 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    DOUBLE BY ALEX CINTRON SCORED ROB MACKOWIAK AND JOSH
    FIELDS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A CINTRON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20
    CHI WHITE SOX 13 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T HALL (.167, 0-FOR-4)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 5:34 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (13) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF CARMEN CALI.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20, CHI WHITE SOX 11
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A GONZALEZ (.250, 1 HR, 9 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 5:17 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JASON KUBEL SCORED JOE MAUER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J KUBEL ON FIRST, L FORD ON SECOND, M
    CUDDYER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20
    CHI WHITE SOX 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.271, 0-FOR-4, BB)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 5:07 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY LEW FORD SCORED JASON BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L FORD ON FIRST, M CUDDYER ON SECOND, J
    MAUER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 19
    CHI WHITE SOX 10 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J KUBEL (.251, 2-FOR-3, 2 SF, HR, 6 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 5:03 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH FIELDS (5) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF RAMON ORTIZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 18, CHI WHITE SOX 10
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A CINTRON (.236, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:48 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    GROUND OUT BY ROB MACKOWIAK SCORED ANDY GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 18
    CHI WHITE SOX 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.250, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:48 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY NICK PUNTO SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON FIRST, J TYNER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 18
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: L CASTILLO (.303, 3-FOR-4, BB)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:44 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JASON KUBEL SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T HUNTER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 17
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.271, 0-FOR-4)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:33 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    DOUBLE BY TORII HUNTER SCORED JOE MAUER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HUNTER ON SECOND, J MORNEAU ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 16
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J KUBEL (.251, 2-FOR-3, SF, HR, 5 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:32 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED JASON BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MORNEAU ON FIRST, J MAUER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 15
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.298, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:30 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    GROUND OUT BY JUAN URIBE SCORED ALEX CINTRON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J OWENS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 14
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.275, 0-FOR-2, HBP, RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:20 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PAUL KONERKO (16) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF SCOTT BAKER SCORED JUAN URIBE.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 14, CHI WHITE SOX 7
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.218, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    GROUND OUT BY JIM THOME SCORED JERRY OWENS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J URIBE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 14
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.256, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 4:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED MICHAEL CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MORNEAU ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 14
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.299, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 13
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.277, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:50 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    GRAND SLAM BY JASON KUBEL (7) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JON GARLAND SCORED JOE MAUER, JUSTIN MORNEAU AND TORII
    HUNTER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 12, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.275, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED JASON BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MORNEAU ON SECOND, J MAUER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 8
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.299, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:28 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON FIRST, J BARTLETT ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.278, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:25 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JERMAINE DYE SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DYE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: R MACKOWIAK (.247, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 3:13 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TORII HUNTER (18) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JON GARLAND.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J KUBEL (.246, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 2:59 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TRIPLE BY ALEX CINTRON SCORED ROB MACKOWIAK AND JOSH
    FIELDS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A CINTRON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T HALL (.184, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 2:48 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY JOSH FIELDS SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J FIELDS ON FIRST, R MACKOWIAK ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A CINTRON (.223, 0 HR, 7 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 2:47 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JOE MAUER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.279, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 2:36 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 4 4 4 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - SCOTT BAKER
    CHA - JON GARLAND

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.172, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    J URIBE (.234, 8 HR, 31 RBI)
    J THOME (.278, 12 HR, 38 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 6 2:21 PM