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Axelrod was called up from Double-A Birmingham earlier in the day. He is expected to make some spot starts down the stretch to give White Sox starters an extra day of rest, but will primarily come on in long relief for the time being, according to Ventura.
Minnesota batted around again in a 10-run fifth, sending 14 hitters to the plate. Phil Humber took the brunt of that beating, allowing eight runs while recording just one out.
It was the second time the Twins reached double digits in an inning this year. They also had a 10-run outburst Aug. 6 against Cleveland.
Chicago set season highs for runs allowed in an inning and a game.
Scott Diamond made his first start for Minnesota since Aug. 28. He served a six-game suspension for throwing near the head of Texas slugger Josh Hamilton on Aug. 23.
Diamond (11-6) settled down after the rough first inning to hold the White Sox to four runs and seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Wise was the first position player to pitch for Chicago since Dave Martinez on Aug. 4, 1995. He also got two outs without yielding a run against the White Sox with the New York Yankees on June 29.
NOTES: White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski was given the night off with a lefty on the mound. ... The Twins called up RHP Luis Perdomo from Triple-A Rochester. ... Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he hopes OF Denard Span (shoulder) can come off the disabled list when he's eligible on Sept. 12. Span has been taking swings in the cage. ... RHP Matt Capps (rotator cuff) has been throwing on flat ground. ... Jake Peavy (9-10, 3.28 ERA) will pitch the rubber game of the series Wednesday for Chicago against P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40).
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