Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back
homers as part of a four-run sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox downed the
Detroit Tigers, 6-1, in the opener of a crucial four-game set. Gordon Beckham
added a two-run shot for Chicago, which leads the Tigers by three games in
the AL Central. Jose Quintana (6-4) fanned seven and surrendered a run on
seven hits and two walks to pick up the win. Rick Porcello (9-12) allowed
four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and a walk over 5 1/3 frames for the
Tigers, who have lost four straight contests.
Final Score: Minnesota 7, Cleveland 2
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Samuel Deduno took a no-hitter into the
sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins topped the Cleveland Indians, 7-2, in the
finale of a four-game series at Target Field. Deduno (6-3) allowed two runs
on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over seven innings
to win for the second time in his last three starts. Justin Morneau drove
in a pair of runs, Joe Mauer added an RBI single, while Pedro Florimon had an
RBI double and scored on a wild pitch for the Twins, who took the final three
games of this series. Lonnie Chisenhall smoked a solo home run and Carlos
Santana added an RBI for the Indians, who have lost four of their last five.
Justin Masterson (11-13) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on
seven hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings.
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