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Sigh of Relief!

August 1 at Minnesota


Today's Sox Crew:
Plumbers
It's a dirty job winning in Minnesota, but the Sox are just the team to do it.

Short Take: The Sox survived a scary ninth inning and got out of Minnesota with a 3-2 victory and a series win.

The Minnesota Twins are not a good team this season. In fact, the Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers. However, it's never easy for the White Sox in Minnesota. Wednesday afternoon's matinee was no exception, but the Sox had enough resources to hold on for a 3-2 victory.

Jake Peavy (9-7) turned in a strong outing for the South Siders. He went eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. He struck out eight and walked two. The last out he recorded was perhaps his biggest, as he induced Joe Mauer to pop up with two on and two out in the bottom of the eighth.

But at that point, it was clear Peavy's day was done. He was at 114 pitches, and it would be up to closer Addison Reed to protect the Sox slim one-run lead. Reed earned his 18th save, but not without scaring the crap out of everyone. He retired his first two hitters -- Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau -- with ease on routine grounders.

But then Ryan Doumit hit a sinking line drive to right field that Alex Rios misplayed into a double. Danny Valencia walked. Pinch runners Darin Mastroianni and Alexi Casilla executed a double steal. All of a sudden, the Twins had the tying run at third base and the winning run at second base. Fortunately, Reed kept his cool and got Brian Dozier to fly weakly to center field for the final out.

The Sox got on the board in the first when Alejandro De Aza singled, stole second and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Adam Dunn. The Twins tied it with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning, then took a 2-1 lead in the second on a home run by Valencia.

The Sox tied it in the fifth inning when Rios singled, went to third on a single by Dayan Viciedo and scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Tyler Flowers. The Sox backup catcher got the winning rally started in the eighth. Flowers singled off the glove of Minnesota starter Scott Diamond (9-5). He went to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a grounder by Orlando Hudson. He scored the eventually winning run when De Aza singled off the body of Diamond, making it a 3-2 game. De Aza finished his day 3-for-4 with a run scored and the game-winning RBI.

With the victory, the Sox take two of three in Minnesota and finish up a 4-2 road swing. Thursday is an off day. Friday, a nine-game homestand begins as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim come calling. Phil Humber (5-5, 5.90 ERA) will get the start for the Sox. He'll be opposed by right-hander Zack Greinke (9-4, 3.39 ERA). Game time is 7:10 and you can watch on Comcast Sportsnet.

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It's all coming together. We're poised to make a push for the division.


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