Jason Kubel is congratulated by Justin Morneau after his first homer. (AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
Scott Baker shut down the White Sox as his offense beat up on Javier Vazquez, led by Jason Kubel, who went deep twice and drove in three runs, and Justin Morneau, who set a club record with his 47th double. Minnesota moved within 1 1/2 games in the AL Central.
BATTING HR: Griffey Jr. (17, 9th inning off Guerrier, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Konerko;
Ramirez, Al; Thome; Uribe; Griffey Jr. 4; Cabrera, O. RBI: Griffey Jr. 2 (69). 2-out
RBI: Griffey Jr. 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski 2. GIDP:
Griffey Jr., Cabrera, O. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team LOB: 4.
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