Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Justin Morneau had two home runs, including the
go-ahead grand slam in the top of the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins
defeated the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the opener of a four-game series at
U.S. Cellular Field.
Donnie Veal (1-3) issued the third walk of the inning to load the bases. Nate
Jones came on the mound and struck out Josh Willingham, but then Morneau came
to the plate.
On the seventh pitch from Jones, Morneau hammered a 98 MPH fastball to right
field, giving his team the lead for good.
Brian Duensing (5-1) got the final out in the sixth to pick up the win.
Starter Kyle Gibson gave up three runs on four hits and four walks over 5 2/3
Alexei Ramirez had a home run and three RBI while Paul Konerko also hit a
homer for the White Sox. John Danks got the start and surrendered three runs
on four hits while fanning nine and walking five over six frames.
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