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Vazquez looks to hold down Twins' bats

Jul 8, 2007 - 1:14 PM Minnesota (45-42) at Chi White Sox (38-47), 2:05 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Twins took a day off from pounding the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. They will try to get the bats back in gear on Sunday when they close out a four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Twins gave the White Sox a good thrashing on Friday, scoring 34 runs in a doubleheader, the most in the American League in 68 years. The 20 runs Minnesota scored in the first game was the most in franchise history against Chicago.

All it took to quite the bats on Saturday was veteran Mark Buehrle, who turned in eighth scoreless innings in the White Sox's 3-1 victory.

Javier Vazquez (5-5, 3.70 ERA) will hope to emulate Buehrle on Sunday. The veteran righthander has yielded just one run in each of his last three starts, going 2-0 in that span.

Vazquez tossed a complete game last Tuesday against Baltimore, allowing five hits and striking out seven. In two starts against the Twins this season, Vazquez has surrendered just one run and five hits in 13 2/3 combined innings.

Minnesota will counter with Carlos Silva (6-9, 4.37). The portly righthander has gotten knocked around in his last two starts, giving up 11 runs - 10 earned - in 12 1/3 combined innings.

Silva is just 4-8 against Chicago in his career, with a 5.42 ERA in 16 appearances - 14 starts.








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

    BATTERIES: MIN - CARLOS SILVA, JUAN RINCON (6TH), PAT NESHEK (7TH), DENNYS
    REYES (8TH) AND JOE MAUER
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI

    HOME RUNS: MIN - JUSTIN MORNEAU

    Jul 8 4:27 PM
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    rpearson88 Added 5 roots

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 3:54 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUSTIN MORNEAU (24) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF JAVIER VAZQUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3, CHI WHITE SOX 6
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.302, 0-FOR-2, RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 3:40 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.257, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 3:35 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY TORII HUNTER SCORED MICHAEL CUDDYER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HUNTER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J KUBEL (.253, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 3:06 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED JOE MAUER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MORNEAU ON FIRST, M CUDDYER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.303, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 3:05 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PAUL KONERKO (18) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CARLOS SILVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, CHI WHITE SOX 5
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.242, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 2:51 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (14) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CARLOS SILVA SCORED TADAHITO IGUCHI.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 2:48 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED LUIS TERRERO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T IGUCHI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 2:47 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ROB MACKOWIAK (5) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CARLOS SILVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, CHI WHITE SOX 1
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: L TERRERO (.232, 5 HR, 10 RBI)

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 2:41 PM
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    joestilwell Added 5 roots

    Twins vs. White SoxJul 8 11:26 AM