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Bye Bye Blackburn!

June 27 at Minnesota

Today's Sox Crew:
Master carpentry
The lumber was out on this Wednesday afternoon, and the Sox used it to build a 2 1/2 game lead in the division.

Short Take: White Sox hitters found the crappy pitching of the perpetual losers from Minnesota to their liking in a 12-5 rout.

It's no secret the White Sox bats have been quiet lately. Coming into Wednesday's matinee against the Minnesota Twins, the South Siders had been held to three runs or less in seven of their last nine games. Fortunately, the crappy pitches of Minnesota's Nick "Bye Bye" Blackburn are enough to cure any ailing offense. The Sox pounded out 21 hits against Blackburn and a host of crappy Twins relievers on their way to a comfortable 12-5 win.

Ten different Sox players recorded at least one hit, and the 3-4-5 spots in the batting order combined to go 10-for-15 with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and eight RBI. Kevin Youkilis went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Adam Dunn had three hits and four RBI, including a three-run blast to the opposite field off "Bye Bye" Blackburn (4-5). Alex Rios also got in on the act with three hits, including a home run, and two RBI. Leadoff hitter Alejandro De Aza had a three-hit game as well.

The big inning came in the top of the fifth. The Sox were already leading 2-0, but some two-out damage blew the game wide open. With De Aza and Youkilis on base, Dunn connected for his first home run since June 15 -- his 24th of the season. The long ball increased the Sox lead to 5-0. Rios followed with a solo shot and the rout was on. The Sox would add three more in the sixth, two more in the seventh and another in the eighth.

The run support was more than enough for Chris Sale (9-2), who maybe didn't have his best stuff, but he still had plenty to fire seven strong innings. He allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked just one. When Sale left the game, the Sox were ahead 12-2. Truthfully, the left-hander might have had another inning or two in him, but with the score out of hand there was no reason to push Sale any further.

Will Ohman came out of the bullpen to work the last two innings, and frankly, he sucked. He was walking people and beaning batters. He gave up three runs, but it is pretty damn hard to blow a 10-run lead in two innings. Even a garbage pitcher like Ohman can mop that one up.

With the win, the Sox take two out of three in the series and increase their division lead to 2 1/2 games over the Cleveland Indians. They have now won nine of their last 11 games at Target Field dating back to last season. Next up, a trip to the Bronx to face the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Right-hander Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 4.85 ERA) draws the assignment for the Sox in Thursday night's series opener. He'll be opposed by hard-throwing right-hander Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.25 ERA). Game time is 6:05 CDT and you can watch on WGN.

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That Youkilis acquisition is paying off already. I'm a genius!

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