Eduardo Escobar and Sam Fuld drew back-to-back one-out walks off
Daniel Webb (4-1) before left-hander Scott Downs came on and got
Danny Santana to lineout to left. The White Sox turned to closer
Ronald Belisario, who left a 1-1 sinker over the plate to Dozier for
the game-winning hit to left field.
Glen Perkins (3-0) surrendered two runs in the top of the ninth but
ended up with the win in relief for the Twins, who have taken the
first two contests of the four-game series. Escobar had a pair of
RBIs and Kurt Suzuki drove in a run among three hits for Minnesota.
The White Sox grabbed a lead in the first inning when Gordon Beckham
and Jose Abreu each delivered solo home runs. The Twins battled back
to take the lead with three runs in the second as Escobar ripped a
two-run double to right and Fuld tacked on a sacrifice fly.
Suzuki made it a 4-2 gap with an RBI infield single in the third and
it stayed that way until the ninth, when Paul Konerko delivered a
pinch-hit RBI single to trim the deficit. Moises Sierra came on as a
pinch runner and scored the tying run on Adam Eaton's double to
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GAME NOTEBOOK: White Sox RHP Hector Noesi was charged with four runs
on six hits in seven innings. Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco
battled through 5 1/3 innings, surrendering two runs on six hits.
... White Sox C Tyler Flowers went 1-for-4 to improve to 2-for-34
over his last 11 games. ... Perkins suffered his third blown save
and first since May 15.
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