Saturday’s result: Twins 2, Sox 1 (10 inn.)
BY MARK POTASH firstname.lastname@example.org April 20, 2013 5:54PM
Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Alexei Ramirez’ 10th-inning throwing error allowed Ryan Doumit to
score the lead run as the White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on
Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
Doumit, who replaced designated hitter Oswaldo Arcia in the eighth
inning, led off the 10th with a double into the left-field corner off
Hector Santiago (0-1).
After Aaron Hicks’ popped out to first baseman Jeff Keppinger on a
failed sacrifice attempt, Ramirez grounded to Ramirez at short. But
Ramirez’ throw bounced in front of Keppinger, who has played first
base in 34 games over his nine-year career, and Doumit, hustled home
on the miscue.
White Sox starter Jake Peavy pitched seven strong innings, allowing
one run and six hits with nine strikeouts, but left in a 1-1 game.
Twins starter Vance Worley, who came into the game with a 10.50 ERA in
three starts — was even better. Worley allowed one run on five hits in
seven innings, with seven strikeouts.
Sox left fielder Alejandro DeAza homered to lead off the bottom of the
first, but Worley — who had allowed 11 earned runs in the first and
second innings in his first three starts — shut down the Sox from
there. The White Sox did not have a runner reach third base through
The Twins tied the game 1-1 against Peavy in the third. Brian Dozier
singled with one out, advanced to second on a walk to Joe Mauer and
scored on a single by Josh Willingham, who was 0-for-16 against Peavy
in his career to that point.
The Twins had the best chance to break the tie in the eighth agianst
Matt Lindstrom, Donnie Veal and Nate Jones. Lindstrom walked Chris
Parmalee, who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Veal came in and
walked Ryan Doumit and was relieve d by Jones, who walked Aaron Hicks
to load the bases.
But third baseman Conor Gillaspie made the defensive play of the game,
snaring a ball hit down the third base line and throwing from his
knees to force Parmalee at the plate. With the bases still loaded,
Dozier fouled out to first baseman Paul Konerko to end the threat.
The White Sox had more than one hit in an inning only once — and that
was when Jordan Danks’ short pop in the seventh inning dropped in
behind Worley and in front of second baseman Dozier for a fluke
The White Sox had five singles after De Aza’s leadoff home run. The
Sox struck out 13 times, including seven times on called strikes. Adam
Dunn went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to drop his average to .098.
The game time temperature was 43 degrees.