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Bye-Bye Blackburn!

July 25 vs. Minnesota


Today's Sox Crew:
Concrete Installation
The Sox hopefully laid the foundation for a winning streak with a sweep of the hated Twins.

Short Take: Dayan Viciedo and Alex Rios led the charge as the Sox roughed up the Twins for the third straight day.

If it seems like I've used this title before, it's because I have. Who knows why the Minnesota Twins keep Nick "Bye-Bye" Blackburn in their starting rotation? I was just glad to see him out there because the White Sox used him as their personal punching bag once again Wednesday afternoon, pounding out 12 hits in an 8-2 shellacking of the woeful Twins.

The Sox scored two runs in the second inning, two more in the third, two more in the fourth and two more in the fifth off the hapless Blackburn. Dayan Viciedo led the assault as he delivered a two-run single in the second inning and a two-run homer in the fourth. The left fielder finished his day 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Alex Rios also had a two-run homer as the Sox pounded Blackburn (4-6) to the tune of eight runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

At long last, Sox right-hander Jake Peavy (8-7) received some run support. Peavy fired six innings of two-run ball on a scorching-hot day at U.S. Cellular Field. He didn't have his pinpoint control, but he was good when he needed to be pitching out of two big jams. The Twins loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the first, but Peavy induced a double play off the bat of Josh Willingham to escape with only one run allowed.

In the fourth inning, with the Sox leading 4-1, Viciedo misplayed a fly ball off the bat of Joe Mauer and Peavy walked Willingham. Justin Morneau doubled, and suddenly Minnesota trailed just 4-2 and had the potential tying run in scoring position with no outs. That's when Peavy got tough. He fanned Ryan Doumit, Brian Dozier and Alexi Casilla in succession to once again get out of trouble with one run allowed. In the bottom half of the inning, Viciedo atoned for his error with his two-run blast to put the Sox ahead 6-2. The rout was on, and it was smooth sailing from there for the South Siders.

Leyson Septimo relieved Peavy in the seventh and worked two 1-2-3 innings. Jesse Crain came on in the ninth and struggled, walking the bases loaded. But Hector Santiago entered and induced Ben Revere to ground out to end the game and complete a three-game sweep for the good guys.

The Sox have now won 15 of their last 19 games against Minnesota dating back to last year. Is it any wonder the Twins are crappy, perpetual losers? The Sox will enjoy an off day Thursday before heading back on the road for a six-game trip. They'll start a three-game set in Texas Friday night. Left-hander Chris Sale (11-3, 2.37 ERA) will pitch for the South Siders. He'll be opposed by right-hander Yu Darvish (11-6, 3.88 ERA). Game time is 7:05 p.m. You can watch on WCIU.

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My team is back in first place, while Ozzie's team is having a firesale. Ha!


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