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Sox Solve Santana

September 21 at Minnesota Twins

Back to the Grind,
or Just Grinded?

Today's Sox cut of meat:
Medium-Well Burger
Some homeruns, some timely hits... Grinder Ball was sort of there.

Short Take: After what seems like ages, the Sox finally solved the puzzle known as Johan Santana.

With both the Sox and Twins already eliminated from the playoffs, this series is a formality. However, that formality didn't stop the Sox from going out and taking care of the Minnesota Twins and Johan Santana tonight. After some homeruns and key hits, the Sox found themselves on the upside of a 6-4 ballgame.

Mark Buehrle was on the mound for the Sox, in search of his 11th win of the season, and things looked pretty good for him early on. With one out in the top of the first, Josh Fields hit his 21st homerun of the season, giving Buehrle the 1-0 lead before he even went to work.

The bottom of the third proved to be a little shaky for the quick-working Buehrle. He issued a lead-off walk to Jason Bartlett, who moved to second on Alexi Casilla's ground out to third. Last year's MVP, Joe Mauer, singled and brought home Bartlett in the process, tying the game. Torii Hunter follwed with a double to deep center, moving Mauer to third with just one out. Justin Morneau's sacrifice fly plated Mauer, and Michael Cuddyer's double brought Hunter around, giving the Twins a 3-1 advantage.

In the top of the fourth, the Sox went to work again offensively. Jim Thome led off with a double to deep right and he went to third on Konerko's ground out to second. Jermaine Dye's double to left scored Thome easily and cut the Twins' lead to one.

Just an inning later, the offense did more damage. After Andy Gonzalez was called out looking and Toby Hall flied out to left, it looked as though it'd be a 1-2-3 inning for Santana... or not. Jerry Owens singled to left and Josh Fields walked, setting the table for Thome. Big Jim launched the 503rd homerun of his career, giving the Sox a 5-3 lead, one which they'd never relinquish.

In Minnesota's half of the sixth, Matthew LeCroy singled to left with one out, and he came home on Nick Punto's triple. It was a 5-4 ballgame, but that's the closest the Twins would ever get. Josh Fields connected for his second homerun of the night and 22nd of the season in the top of the seventh, putting the Sox up to stay, 6-4.

After taking the first game of this weekend's three game series up at the Metrodome, the Sox look to solidify a series win tomorrow morning (yes, tomorrow morning) up in the Twin Cities. The Sox will send Javier Vazquez (13-8) to the mound against Minnesota's Scott Baker (9-8). Thanks to the Golden Gophers, tomorrow's first pitch is scheduled for 11:10a CDT and the game will be televised on CSN.

Back to the Grind Update:
It wasn't all Grinder Ball tonight, but it was a win nonetheless.

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