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American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Chicago



(Sunday, April 21st)

Final Score: Minnesota 5, Chicago 3

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Josh Willingham cleared the bases with a tie- breaking three-run double with two outs in the seventh inning to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

"I was looking for something out over the plate and looking to be aggressive," said Willingham. "That was basically it, and I got something over the plate and hit it well."

Scott Diamond (1-1) went six strong innings to pick up the win, yielding just two runs -- one earned -- and four hits while striking out five.

"I'd put us up against anybody right now," said Diamond. "I think we're playing pretty confidently."

Justin Morneau and Aaron Hicks each supplied an RBI for Minnesota, which swept the rain-shortened two-game series with Chicago and has won four consecutive games overall.

Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox, who have scored just five runs in three straight losses. Jeff Keppinger went hitless but picked up two RBI.

Matt Lindstrom (1-1) picked up the loss after allowing three runs in 2/3 of an inning after replacing starter Gavin Floyd, who allowed one run in six innings.

After 3 1/2 scoreless frames, the White Sox struck first in the bottom of the fourth. Alejandro De Aza led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Diamond. With the infield playing at regular depth, Keppinger grounded out to shortstop and De Aza jogged home.

After each team tacked on a run in the sixth inning, Minnesota broke the game open in the seventh. With Lindstrom on the hill, Hicks plated Trevor Plouffe with a single to right. Jamey Carroll then reached on an infield single and Joe Mauer drew a walk, loading the bases for Willingham. Jesse Crain replaced Lindstrom and allowed the bases-clearing shot to deep center field.

Dunn's homer to left in the bottom of the seventh rounded out the scoring for Chicago.

Glen Perkins tossed a perfect ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season for Minnesota.

Game Notes

Carroll and De Aza each had two hits and two runs scored for the Twins and White Sox, respectively ... Chicago went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position ... Dunn struck out in his other three at-bats ... Jared Burton pitched a scoreless eighth for Minnesota, giving him 7 1/3 scoreless innings in relief this season.

04/21 19:46:51 ET

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