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Triumphant return
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Twins 12, White Sox 5
Michael Cuddyer congratulates Justin Morneau on his solo homer. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Joe Crede returned to his old home and quickly made an impact, homering in his first at-bat back in Chicago. Alexi Casilla was 3-for-5 and scored two runs. Justin Morneau added a solo home run to kick off a seven-run seventh for the Twins, who rode the big inning to a victory in the series opener.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (3-2)
Won 1
Minnesota 12, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (1-3)
Lost 3
April 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 1 0 1 1 0 7 0 1   12 15 2
Chi White Sox
0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   5 7 1
Standings thru 4/10/09  |  Recap: MIN | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  White Sox stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-LF 6 0 3 2 0 1 2 .368
Casilla, A, 2B 5 2 3 0 1 0 3 .318
Morneau, 1B 5 1 2 4 0 0 5 .250
Kubel, DH 5 1 1 1 1 0 4 .286
Cuddyer, RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .211
Crede, 3B 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 .211
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 .091
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133
Morales, J, C 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 .200
Punto, SS 5 2 2 2 0 0 3 .250
Totals 41 12 15 12 7 4 23  

1-Ran for Young, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Morales, J (1, Contreras).
3B: Casilla, A (1, Contreras).
HR: Crede (1, 2nd inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out), Morneau (2, 7th inning off Richard, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Morales, J 3; Span 3; Young, D; Crede 4; Punto 2; Kubel; Morneau 5; Casilla, A 5.
RBI: Kubel (2), Crede (1), Span 2 (6), Morneau 4 (7), Young, D 2 (2), Punto 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Kubel; Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2; Young, D; Casilla, A; Cuddyer; Kubel.
SF: Morneau.
Team RISP: 9-for-20.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Young, D (1, fielding), Morales, J (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Duensing (Wise at 1st base).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Getz, 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .214
  a-Lillibridge, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Fields, 3B 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 .444
  c-Betemit, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Quentin, LF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .167
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200
Dye, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333
  b-Anderson, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Konerko, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .308
Pierzynski, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Wise, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .143
Totals 34 5 7 5 4 6 15  

a-Flied out for Getz in the 7th. b-Struck out for Dye in the 7th. c-Popped out for Fields in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Konerko (1, Dickey).
HR: Konerko (1, 3rd inning off Dickey, 0 on, 2 out), Quentin (1, 7th inning off Duensing, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Fields; Konerko 6; Quentin 4; Wise 2; Getz.
RBI: Fields 2 (3), Konerko (1), Quentin 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Fields 2; Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Quentin 3.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Getz (1, 2nd base off Dickey/Morales, J).
CS: Wise (1, 2nd base by Duensing/Morales, J).
PO: Wise (1st base by Duensing).

FIELDING
E: Contreras (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Wise (Span at 2nd base).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dickey (W, 1-0) 5.0 4 3 3 4 4 1 5.40
Duensing (H, 1) 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 6.00
Humber 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Contreras (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 7.20
Richard 1.0 1 2 2 2 1 1 6.00
MacDougal 0.0 0 2 2 2 0 0 54.00
Carrasco 3.0 7 4 4 0 0 0 12.00

Richard pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
MacDougal pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Humber, MacDougal.
Balk: Richard.
HBP: Fields (by Duensing).
Pitches-strikes: Dickey 104-57, Duensing 35-23, Humber 20-12, Contreras 86-51, Richard 22-10, MacDougal 8-0, Carrasco 37-29.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dickey 6-5, Duensing 2-3, Humber 1-0, Contreras 8-3, Richard 1-1, MacDougal 0-0, Carrasco 5-2.
Batters faced: Dickey 24, Duensing 11, Humber 4, Contreras 25, Richard 6, MacDougal 2, Carrasco 16.
Inherited runners-scored: MacDougal 1-0, Carrasco 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 39 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 22 mph, L to R.
T: 2:59.
Att: 25,422.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009

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