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Twins pound Buehrle in 13-7 win over Sox

Jul 12, 2009 - 10:21 PM By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- The only people more surprised by White Sox ace Mark Buehrle's clunker of an outing against Minnesota on Sunday were the Twins themselves.

Carlos Gomez drove in a career-high five runs and Minnesota had an unusually productive afternoon against Buehrle in a 13-7 victory over Chicago.

Buehrle (9-3) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

"He left a few balls up and over the middle of the plate," said Brendan Harris, who went deep and doubled twice in three at-bats against Buehrle. "That's more than I've seen in the six or seven times I've faced him."

Gomez and Denard Span also homered against Buehrle, who has beaten Minnesota more times than any other opponent. Coming into the game, Buehrle was 23-13 with a 3.72 ERA lifetime against the Twins and 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA this season.

"I think I threw five pitches where I wanted and I think three of them got hit," Buehrle said. "It was one of those days where everything was cutting when I wanted it to sink. Even when I was throwing warmup pitches, I threw a changeup and it was cutting on me. It was one of those days where I didn't have my good stuff."

Harris and Span each had three RBIs. Gomez finished with three hits and scored three times.

"He left some balls up today and we put some good swings on it," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Buehrle. "You don't see that too often against that guy."

Scott Baker (7-7) gave up five runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings for the Twins, who took two of three from the White Sox heading into the All-Star break.

The signs were there from the beginning that this was not going to be Buehrle's day.

The big lefty made what looked to be a very heady play in the first when Span's bunt rolled down the first-base line. Buehrle slid as he gave chase, but deftly maneuvered around the ball without touching it as it trickled foul.

The athletic play took away what would have been a sure hit for Span, but two pitches later he homered to right field.

Gomez hit a three-run homer in the second and Harris added an RBI double to give the Twins a 5-0 lead and start activity in the White Sox bullpen. When Harris hit a two-run homer to make it 8-1, Buehrle was done.

"This year, I don't remember seeing Buehrle have trouble like he did today," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He had trouble against the wrong team in the wrong ballpark. That's what you're going to get."

Jim Thome hit his 555th career homer, a three-run drive in the sixth, and Alexei Ramirez beat out an infield hit with the bases loaded in the seventh to make it 8-5. But Matt Guerrier got Jermaine Dye to pop out to second to end the threat.

Span added two walks and two stolen bases, and Gomez, the precocious 23-year-old known as "Go-Go" in the clubhouse, humorously tried to stretch a ground-rule double into a triple before third base coach Scott Ullger pointed him back to second.

His two-run single in the seventh gave the Twins some breathing room at 10-5 after the White Sox creeped back into the game.

"It was a great day," said Gomez, who was amped about heading home to the Dominican Republic to see his wife and newborn child.

The Twins did all their damage offensively without any help from AL batting leader Joe Mauer, who went 0 for 5 and struck out four times for the first time in his career.

"I think everybody should keep their ticket because they saw something that nobody will see again and that's Mauer strike out four times," Guillen said. "I'd keep the ticket and I'm going to keep the lineup card because that isn't going to happen too often."

NOTES: White Sox rookie 3B Gordon Beckham had two errors, including one in the seventh that allowed a run to score. ... Span's drive in the first was his first career leadoff homer. ... Twins C Mike Redmond snapped an 0-for-16 slump with a single in the second inning. ... Dye had some fun before the game, throwing a couple of balls in from the outfield during a mascot T-ball game. Justin Morneau must have missed it because he was thrown out by RF Dye while trying to turn a single into a double in the fourth.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 7 11 2
    MINNESOTA 1 4 0 3 0 0 5 0 x 13 15 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, D.J. CARRASCO (4TH), AARON POREDA (6TH), TONY
    PENA (7TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (8TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    MIN - SCOTT BAKER, JOSE MIJARES (7TH), MATT

    Jul 14 11:59 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON CASTRO SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CASTRO ON FIRST, J NIX ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 7
    MINNESOTA 13 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.226, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    White Sox 7, Twins 13  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 14 11:59 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GORDON BECKHAM SCORED JOSH FIELDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G BECKHAM ON FIRST, C GETZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 6
    MINNESOTA 13 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: B ANDERSON (.236, 1-FOR-1)

    White Sox 6, Twins 13  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 14 11:58 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI ALLOWED NICK PUNTO TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 13 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.375, 0-FOR-4)

    White Sox 5, Twins 13  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 14 11:57 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY GORDON BECKHAM ALLOWED CARLOS GOMEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, N PUNTO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 12 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.375, 0-FOR-4)

    White Sox 5, Twins 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 14 11:57 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY DENARD SPAN SCORED JOE CREDE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON SECOND, C GOMEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.276, 3-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    White Sox 5, Twins 11  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 14 11:57 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GOMEZ SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU AND MICHAEL
    CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GOMEZ ON FIRST, J CREDE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.201, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    White Sox 5, Twins 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 14 11:57 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY SCOTT PODSEDNIK SCORED CHRIS GETZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ANDERSON ON FIRST, G BECKHAM ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.277, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    White Sox 5, Twins 8  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 14 11:56 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (14) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF SCOTT BAKER SCORED ALEXEI RAMIREZ AND JERMAINE
    DYE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4, MINNESOTA 8
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.303, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 4, Twins 8  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 14 11:55 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRENDAN HARRIS (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED DENARD SPAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1, MINNESOTA 8
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.378, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 1, Twins 8  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 14 11:54 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DENARD SPAN SCORED CARLOS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D SPAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    MINNESOTA 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.274, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    White Sox 1, Twins 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 14 11:53 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DEWAYNE WISE SCORED CHRIS GETZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WISE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    MINNESOTA 5 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.301, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 1, Twins 5  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 14 11:52 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED DENARD SPAN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    MINNESOTA 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.380, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 0, Twins 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 14 11:52 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GOMEZ (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED JOE CREDE AND MIKE REDMOND.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, MINNESOTA 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.203, 0 HR, 16 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Twins 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 14 11:52 AM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DENARD SPAN (5) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    1ST OFF MARK BUEHRLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, MINNESOTA 1
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.269, 4 HR, 23 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Twins 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 14 11:51 AM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE
    MIN - SCOTT BAKER

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: D SPAN (.288, 4 HR, 28 RBI)
    B HARRIS (.269, 4 HR, 23 RBI)
    J MAUER (.381, 15 HR, 49 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Twins 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 14 11:51 AM


  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 7 11 2
    MINNESOTA 1 4 0 3 0 0 5 0 x 13 15 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, D.J. CARRASCO (4TH), AARON POREDA (6TH), TONY
    PENA (7TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (8TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    MIN - SCOTT BAKER, JOSE MIJARES (7TH), MATT

    White Sox 7, Twins 13  FinalJul 12 9:31 PM


  • ** CONFIRMED **
    AL
    CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 8 FINAL

    White Sox 5, Twins 8  FinalJul 12 6:52 PM
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    roots
    #1 Cards Fan Added 5 roots

    White Sox 7, Twins 13  FinalJul 12 6:13 PM


  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 7 12 2
    MINNESOTA 1 4 0 3 0 0 5 0 x 13 15 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, D.J. CARRASCO (4TH), AARON POREDA (6TH), TONY
    PENA (7TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (8TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    MIN - SCOTT BAKER, JOSE MIJARES (7TH), MATT

    Jul 12 4:58 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON CASTRO SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CASTRO ON FIRST, J NIX ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 7
    MINNESOTA 13 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.226, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    White Sox 7, Twins 13  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 12 4:55 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GORDON BECKHAM SCORED JOSH FIELDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G BECKHAM ON FIRST, C GETZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 6
    MINNESOTA 13 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: B ANDERSON (.236, 1-FOR-1)

    White Sox 6, Twins 13  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 12 4:42 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI ALLOWED NICK PUNTO TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 13 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.375, 0-FOR-4)

    White Sox 5, Twins 13  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 12 4:33 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY GORDON BECKHAM ALLOWED CARLOS GOMEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, N PUNTO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 12 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.375, 0-FOR-4)

    White Sox 5, Twins 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 12 4:31 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY DENARD SPAN SCORED JOE CREDE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON SECOND, C GOMEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.276, 3-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    White Sox 5, Twins 11  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 12 4:30 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GOMEZ SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU AND MICHAEL
    CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GOMEZ ON FIRST, J CREDE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.201, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    White Sox 5, Twins 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 12 4:25 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY SCOTT PODSEDNIK SCORED CHRIS GETZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ANDERSON ON FIRST, G BECKHAM ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    MINNESOTA 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.277, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    White Sox 5, Twins 8  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 12 4:09 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (14) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF SCOTT BAKER SCORED ALEXEI RAMIREZ AND JERMAINE
    DYE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4, MINNESOTA 8
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.303, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 4, Twins 8  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 12 3:41 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRENDAN HARRIS (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED DENARD SPAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1, MINNESOTA 8
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.378, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 1, Twins 8  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 12 3:13 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DENARD SPAN SCORED CARLOS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D SPAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    MINNESOTA 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.274, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    White Sox 1, Twins 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 12 3:12 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DEWAYNE WISE SCORED CHRIS GETZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WISE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    MINNESOTA 5 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.301, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 1, Twins 5  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 12 2:48 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED DENARD SPAN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    MINNESOTA 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.380, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 0, Twins 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 12 2:42 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GOMEZ (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED JOE CREDE AND MIKE REDMOND.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, MINNESOTA 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.203, 0 HR, 16 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Twins 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 12 2:36 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DENARD SPAN (5) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    1ST OFF MARK BUEHRLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, MINNESOTA 1
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.269, 4 HR, 23 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Twins 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 12 2:19 PM