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Buehrle, Crede help White Sox rout Twins

Jun 8, 2008 - 4:45 AM By Gene Chamberlain PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago White Sox had everything going their way.

Mark Buehrle tossed eight outstanding innings and Joe Crede homered twice as the White Sox rolled to an 11-2 triumph over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Crede, who homered twice in Friday's series opener, became the first White Sox batter with back-to-back multi-homer games since Greg Norton did it against Detroit on May 27-28, 1999.

"It seems like after the off-day (Monday) I had a chance to go back home and had a chance to relax and kind of straighten things back out," Crede said. "I've been feeling good at the plate, and it's just a matter of riding it out as long as I can."

Both of Crede's three-run homers keyed four-run innings. In his last 12 at-bats, Crede has five home runs, a double and three singles to go along with 10 RBI.

"It was just a matter of mechanics with my hands," Crede said. "It seemed like my hands and my body were all one piece. (Chicago hitting coach Greg Walker) always says separate your hands from your body, and that's the only thought that's really been going through my head up there at the plate."

Buehrle (3-6) struck out four, walked one and prevented any Twins from getting past first base until Delmon Young belted his first home run of the season with two out in the seventh.

"The offense is hot right now and we've just got to keep running with them," Buehrle said. "I'm not going to sit here and complain getting this many runs."

Chicago's four-run outburst in the second inning off Twins starter Livan Hernandez (6-3) started in an odd way when the slow-footed Paul Konerko hit a leadoff single that center fielder Carlos Gomez misplayed into a triple. Konerko then legged out a run by beating right fielder Michael Cuddyer's throw home on Jim Thome's sacrifice fly to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

Jermaine Dye singled and Nick Swisher doubled before Crede's bases-clearing homer to left field.

The White Sox chased Hernandez from the game when Alexei Ramirez's RBI single plated Dye, and Orlando Cabrera capped the inning with a two-run double to make it 7-0.

Hernandez gave up seven runs and eight hits.

"They scored a touchdown on us early in the game, and we never got back in it," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We never had a chance."

Crede stroked his second three-run blast off the left-field foul pole in the eighth after Swisher's RBI single drove in Thome, who singled off Twins reliever Boof Bonser to open the inning.

"Joe Crede is swinging the bat right now," Swisher said. "It's like the man can do no wrong."

Young plated Minnesota's other run with run-scoring single in the ninth off reliever Nick Masset.

"We know what type of hitters we have and it looks easy when the offense is going well," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said after his club collected 16 hits for the second straight night. "It's really fun when you are scoring runs."








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 10 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 x 11 16 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - LIVAN HERNANDEZ, BOOF BONSER (5TH), MATT GUERRIER (8TH) AND
    MIKE REDMOND
    CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, NICK MASSET (9TH) AND A.J.
    PIERZYNSKI

    HOME RUNS: MIN - DELMON

    Jun 7 9:54 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED CRAIG MONROE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 11 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M MACRI (.400, 1-FOR-3)

    Twins 2, White Sox 11  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 7 9:52 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JOE CREDE (14) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF BOOF BONSER SCORED BRIAN ANDERSON AND NICK SWISHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1, CHI WHITE SOX 11
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.274, 2-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Twins 1, White Sox 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 7 9:36 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NICK SWISHER SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N SWISHER ON SECOND, B ANDERSON ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J CREDE (.287, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Twins 1, White Sox 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 7 9:35 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DELMON YOUNG (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1, CHI WHITE SOX 7
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.246, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 1, White Sox 7  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 7 9:15 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED NICK SWISHER AND ALEXEI
    RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.294, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 0, White Sox 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 7 8:40 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ SCORED JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RAMIREZ ON SECOND, N SWISHER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.251, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 0, White Sox 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 7 8:40 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JOE CREDE (13) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF LIVAN HERNANDEZ SCORED JERMAINE DYE AND NICK SWISHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.261, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

    Twins 0, White Sox 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 7 8:05 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JIM THOME SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.285, 10 HR, 24 RBI)

    Twins 0, White Sox 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 7 8:00 PM