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Mauer hits grand slam, Twins rout White Sox 20-1

May 21, 2009 - 10:44 PM CHICAGO(AP) -- While the Chicago White Sox weren't exactly showing their best side to Jake Peavy, the Minnesota Twins were taking out their anger on the baseball.

Joe Mauer hit a grand slam, two doubles and drove in a career-high six runs as the Twins routed the White Sox 20-1 Thursday, matching Chicago's most-lopsided loss in team history.

"I think a lot frustration came out today," said Mauer, whose Twins had lost the first six games of their road trip before winning big on getaway day. "We had a rough trip. It was nice to get some runs. We kept on saying, 'Keep at it, keep at it."'

There was nothing nice about the game for the White Sox, whose only other 19-run defeat ever was a 19-0 loss at Anaheim in 2002.

"We did everything wrong we could do," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "You name it, we did it wrong."

Michael Cuddyer, Joe Crede and Matt Tolbert also homered as part of a 20-hit Minnesota attack that made the White Sox pine even more for Peavy.

After talking trade with Atlanta and the Chicago Cubs during the offseason, the San Diego Padres have agreed to deal their ace to the White Sox. The teams were waiting to see whether the 2007 NL Cy Young winner would waive his no-trade clause.

"I hope Peavy didn't watch the scoreboard today. He might say no," said Guillen, whose club lost for the sixth time in eight games. "It would be nice to have him. If not, we have to move on and continue to fight."

His team having lost nine straight on the road, Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire shook up his batting order. The strategy worked, with the Twins scoring at least 20 runs for only the 13th time in franchise history.

Mauer batted second for the first time this season, Cuddyer had four hits and three RBIs and Tolbert drove in four runs. Cleanup man Jason Kubel had three hits and everyone in the starting lineup scored within the first three innings.

"There were a lot of good performances out there - too many to name, up and down the lineup," Gardenhire said. "Everything kind of blew up out there. If you've been in the game long enough, you've seen those."

Mauer's second career grand slam capped a six-run sixth inning. Tolbert's first big league homer, a three-run shot in the seventh, made it 20-0.

Bartolo Colon (2-4) allowed eight runs in two innings.

"I always think positive," Guillen said. "Colon will be real fresh for his next start."

Although all seven second-inning runs were unearned after an error by third baseman Wilson Betemit, Colon's latest in a series of poor outings had White Sox fans hoping the Peavy would get done.

Nick Blackburn (3-2) allowed four hits over seven innings to win for the first time at U.S. Cellular Field, where he had been 0-4 with a 5.27 ERA.

Minnesota led 1-0 and had two on in the second when Betemit fielded Nick Punto's bunt and threw the ball off Punto's helmet. Mauer's sacrifice fly and Kubel's RBI single made it 4-0 before Cuddyer lined a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Three pitches later, Crede took Colon deep for an eight-run lead.

"It wasn't Mauer and (Justin) Morneau going back to back for a change," Cuddyer said. "It was a real fun game. I like that lineup. I'm an advocate of anything that produces 20 runs."

Another throwing error by Betemit put the Twins up 10-0 in the fourth.

When the White Sox averted a shutout on Carlos Quentin's eighth-inning RBI single off Jose Mijares, those remaining in the ballpark cheered loudly.

It was the 10th time Chicago has allowed 20 runs in a game and first since a 20-14 loss to Minnesota in 2007. The Twins won for only the second time in their last 12 games at U.S. Cellular.

Notes: Mauer has a 14-game hitting streak. ... Scott Podsednik, signed to give the White Sox better baserunning, has been picked off first base in three straight games. Thursday, he also was doubled off first on a bases-loaded liner to third. ... In their previous seven games, Twins starting pitchers were 0-3 with a 7.23 ERA. ... It was the first time in 21 games at Chicago that Minnesota pitchers didn't allow at least one home run. ... With OF Delmon Young coming off the bereavement list, the Twins sent C Jose Morales to Triple-A.








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

    BATTERIES: MIN - NICK BLACKBURN, JOSE MIJARES (8TH), JOE NATHAN (9TH) AND JOSE
    MORALES
    CHA - BARTOLO COLON, LANCE BROADWAY (3RD), JIMMY GOBBLE
    (6TH), D.J. CARRASCO (7TH) AND

    May 21 5:04 PM
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    Twins 20, White Sox 1  Bot 9, 0 OutsMay 21 4:59 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS QUENTIN SCORED BRIAN ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C QUENTIN ON FIRST, A RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.216, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 20, White Sox 1  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 21 4:42 PM
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    Twins 20, White Sox 0  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 21 4:19 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MATT TOLBERT (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF JIMMY GOBBLE SCORED MICHAEL CUDDYER AND JOSE
    MORALES.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 20, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.196, 0-FOR-3, SAC, RBI)

    Twins 20, White Sox 0  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 21 4:17 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JOE CREDE SCORED CARLOS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CUDDYER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 17
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORALES (.346, 2-FOR-3, BB)

    Twins 17, White Sox 0  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 21 4:17 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY JOE MAUER (8) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JIMMY GOBBLE SCORED JOSE MORALES, NICK PUNTO AND DENARD
    SPAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 16, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.329, 0-FOR-1, 3 BB)

    Twins 16, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 21 4:01 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY NICK PUNTO SCORED MICHAEL CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON FIRST, J MORALES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 12
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: D SPAN (.294, 1-FOR-4)

    Twins 12, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 21 4:00 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT TOLBERT SCORED JASON KUBEL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TOLBERT ON FIRST, J MORALES ON SECOND, M
    CUDDYER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 11
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.198, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Twins 11, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 21 3:52 PM
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    Twins 10, White Sox 0  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 21 3:22 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY WILSON BETEMIT ALLOWED MICHAEL CUDDYER TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MORALES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 10
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M TOLBERT (.182, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins 10, White Sox 0  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 21 3:22 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED DENARD SPAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 9
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.331, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Twins 9, White Sox 0  Top 3, 0 OutsMay 21 3:02 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOE CREDE (6) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF BARTOLO COLON.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 8, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORALES (.340, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins 8, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 21 2:49 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MICHAEL CUDDYER (6) TO LEFT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF BARTOLO COLON SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU AND JASON
    KUBEL.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 7, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J CREDE (.227, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 7, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 21 2:48 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON KUBEL SCORED NICK PUNTO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J KUBEL ON FIRST, J MORNEAU ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 4, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 21 2:47 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JOE MAUER SCORED MATT TOLBERT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.331, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Twins 3, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 21 2:42 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY WILSON BETEMIT ALLOWED JOSE MORALES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N PUNTO ON SECOND, M TOLBERT ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: D SPAN (.294, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 21 2:41 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - NICK BLACKBURN
    CHA - BARTOLO COLON

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.268, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    A RAMIREZ (.218, 1 HR, 14 RBI)
    J DYE (.274, 10

    Twins 1, White Sox 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 21 2:20 PM