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Twins walk off in first
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Twins 7, White Sox 6
Nick Punto is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game-winning run in the 10th inning.  (AP)
After Denard Span tied the game with a triple in the eighth, Joe Nathan threw two scoreless innings, then Nick Punto scored in the 10th on Alexi Casilla's game-winning single, completing a three-game sweep of the White Sox that put the Twins in first place in the AL Central by a half-game.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (86-72)
Lost 3
Minnesota 7, Chi White Sox 6   MIN
Minnesota (87-72)
Won 4
September 25, 2008
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Chi White Sox
0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 7 0
Minnesota
1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1   7 15 1
Standings thru 9/25/08  |  Recap: CWS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Twins stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Wise, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 .259
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .283
Dye, RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .285
Thome, DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 .247
Konerko, 1B 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .238
Griffey Jr., CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .245
  Anderson, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Ramirez, Al, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .295
Pierzynski, C 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .280
Uribe, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .251
  a-Swisher, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220
  Fields, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156
Totals 37 6 7 4 3 9 9  

a-Struck out for Uribe in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thome (28, Slowey).
HR: Cabrera, O (8, 4th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al; Thome 3; Uribe; Dye; Cabrera, O 5.
RBI: Cabrera, O (56), Konerko (56), Ramirez, Al (73), Uribe (39).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Al; Uribe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wise; Griffey Jr. 2; Konerko.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera, O (19, 3rd base off Crain/Mauer).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 3 3 1 0 2 .299
Casilla, A, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 2 2 .286
Mauer, C 5 0 3 1 0 0 2 .330
Morneau, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .306
Kubel, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .274
  a-Cuddyer, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
Young, D, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .294
Buscher, 3B 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .295
  b-Harris, B, PH-3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .265
Punto, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .281
Gomez, C, CF 5 3 4 2 0 0 1 .262
Totals 42 7 15 7 3 7 18  

a-Grounded out for Kubel in the 7th. b-Doubled for Buscher in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer (31, Floyd), Gomez, C (24, Floyd), Span (15, Floyd), Harris, B (28, Thornton).
3B: Gomez, C 2 (7, Floyd, Floyd), Span (6, Jenks).
TB: Harris, B 2; Span 6; Punto; Gomez, C 9; Kubel; Casilla, A 2; Mauer 4.
RBI: Mauer (82), Gomez, C 2 (59), Span 3 (46), Casilla, A (49).
2-out RBI: Gomez, C; Span; Casilla, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Span 2; Casilla, A; Buscher; Mauer.
SAC: Casilla, A; Span.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Slowey (1, throw).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd 5.2 11 4 4 1 4 0 3.91
Thornton (H, 20) 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.74
Jenks (BS, 4)(L, 3-1) 2.1 3 2 2 2 2 0 2.72
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey 3.2 5 6 4 1 3 1 3.99
Guerrier 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.00
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.38
Bonser 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.86
Crain 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.65
Breslow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Nathan (W, 1-2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.36

Game Scores: Floyd , Slowey .
WP: Jenks.
IBB: Span (by Jenks).
HBP: Pierzynski (by Slowey).
Pitches-strikes: Floyd 101-70, Thornton 19-13, Jenks 34-22, Slowey 59-44, Guerrier 18-9, Reyes, De 4-3, Bonser 12-6, Crain 16-10, Breslow 13-7, Nathan 26-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Floyd 6-6, Thornton 3-0, Jenks 4-0, Slowey 3-3, Guerrier 2-0, Reyes, De 0-0, Bonser 1-1, Crain 1-1, Breslow 1-1, Nathan 1-2.
Batters faced: Floyd 29, Thornton 6, Jenks 12, Slowey 18, Guerrier 5, Reyes, De 1, Bonser 3, Crain 5, Breslow 3, Nathan 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-0, Jenks 1-1, Guerrier 1-0, Reyes, De 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:27.
Att: 43,601.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
September 25, 2008
September 25, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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