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Twins score 18 runs, demolish ChiSox

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CHICAGO -- Scott Diamond enjoyed plenty of run support from his teammates once again.

Chris Parmelee homered to cap a 10-run fifth inning and Minnesota routed the Chicago White Sox 18-9 on Tuesday night.

It was the second time the Twins reached double digits in an inning this year. They also had a 10-run outburst Aug. 6 against Cleveland during Diamond's previous win.

"I can't complain, that's for sure," Diamond said.

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Minnesota also batted around in a seven-run second against rookie Jose Quintana, but first-place Chicago remained one game ahead of Detroit in the AL Central. The Tigers lost 3-2 to Cleveland.

The Twins pecked away methodically with 17 hits -- only three went for extra bases. Every starter had a hit by the fifth inning.

"Balls were flying all over the place, as they always do in this ballpark," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Fortunately, we were on the good side of it. That's crazy. We've seen it here before."

Parmalee drove in four runs while Ryan Doumit had three hits and three RBI. Doumit hit a solo homer in the seventh and scored three times.

Minnesota's Eduardo Escobar had two hits and three RBI against his former team.

"Everyone contributed up and down our lineup. That's a beautiful thing," Josh Willingham said.

Chicago outfielder Dewayne Wise pitched a scoreless ninth for the White Sox, who had a franchise-record 10 doubles -- five in a four-run eighth.

Diamond made his first start since Aug. 28. He served a six-game suspension for throwing near the head of Texas slugger Josh Hamilton on Aug. 23.

Diamond (11-6) settled down after a rough first inning to hold the White Sox to four runs and seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two.

"I'm just more excited to pitch again after the suspension and everything," he said. "It was good to get back out there. It definitely felt like I had extra juice flowing."

Minnesota fell behind after a three-run first, but responded with seven runs in the second and 10 in the fifth for its fourth win in 14 games against Chicago this season.

Parmelee's three-run shot extended the lead to 17-4. White Sox manager Robin Ventura emptied his bench in the bottom of the fifth, leaving only two starters in.

"It's one of those games where they were putting it in play," Ventura said. "They had good at-bats. It's worse if you make an error and lose a game or play sloppy that way. This is just one of those, we'll forget this one and play tomorrow."

Dayan Viciedo's two-out double capped a three-run first inning for Chicago. Alex Rios singled on a 1-2 pitch to drive in Adam Dunn a batter earlier, and Paul Konerko drove in the first run with an RBI groundout.

Quintana (5-4) couldn't hold the lead very long as the Twins broke loose for seven runs in the second.

Coming off the shortest start of his young career, 3 2/3 innings at Baltimore, the 23-year-old lefty lasted just 1 1/3 innings as Minnesota pecked away with walks and singles.

Dylan Axelrod allowed both inherited runners to score in relief of Quintana, who was charged with seven earned runs and five hits.

Minnesota sent 12 batters to the plate. Nine reached base, but the Twins had no extra-base hits in the inning.

Justin Morneau singled twice in the second. He walked and scored twice in the fifth.

Escobar drove in a pair with a bases-loaded single in the second after being called up from the minors earlier in the day. He came to the Twins as a part of the July 28 trade that sent pitcher Francisco Liriano to Chicago.

"It was very exciting to see Escobar out there have some big hits for us early in the ballgame when it was a close ballgame," Gardenhire said. "One opened it up, the single. After that, it was non-stop."

Axelrod was called up from Double-A Birmingham earlier in the day. He is expected to make some spot starts down the stretch to give White Sox starters an extra day of rest, but will primarily come on in long relief for the time being, according to Ventura.

Minnesota batted around again in a 10-run fifth, sending 14 hitters to the plate. Phil Humber took the brunt of that beating, allowing eight runs while recording just one out.

It was the second time the Twins reached double digits in an inning this year. They also had a 10-run outburst Aug. 6 against Cleveland.

Chicago set season highs for runs allowed in an inning and a game.

Wise was the first position player to pitch for Chicago since Dave Martinez on Aug. 4, 1995. He also got two outs without yielding a run against the White Sox with the New York Yankees on June 29.

Notes

  • White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski was given the night off with a lefty on the mound.
  • The Twins called up RHP Luis Perdomo from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he hopes OF Denard Span (shoulder) can come off the disabled list when he's eligible on Sept. 12. Span has been taking swings in the cage.
  • RHP Matt Capps (rotator cuff) has been throwing on flat ground.
  • Jake Peavy (9-10, 3.28 ERA) will pitch the rubber game of the series Wednesday for Chicago against P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40).
 
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Chris Parmelee (4 RBI) is one of six Twins to drive in two or more runs against the White Sox. (Getty Images)
Chris Parmelee (4 RBI) is one of six Twins to drive in two or more runs against the White Sox. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Chicago

D. Wise
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Minnesota

R. Doumit
AB 6
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Minnesota Twins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF6221011 .301
Jamey Carroll, 2B4112010 .258
   a- Alexi Casilla, PH-2B1000001 .218
Joe Mauer, C3111210 .317
    Drew Butera, C1010000 .215
Josh Willingham, DH3222011 .261
   b- Matt Carson, PH-DH1000100 .276
Justin Morneau, 1B2320200 .278
   c- Darin Mastroianni, PH-RF2000011 .262
Ryan Doumit, LF6333015 .284
Chris Parmelee, RF-1B4214110 .235
Trevor Plouffe, 3B4222100 .237
Eduardo Escobar, SS4223101 .220
Totals4118171887  
a-flied out for Carroll in the 8th
b-grounded out for Willingham in the 7th
c-struck out for Morneau in the 7th
Batting
3B - Trevor Plouffe (1, Humber)
HR - Ryan Doumit (15, Omogrosso), Chris Parmelee (5, Humber)
SF - Jamey Carroll (3), Josh Willingham (5)
RBI - Ben Revere (28), Jamey Carroll 2 (35), Joe Mauer (73), Josh Willingham 2 (98), Ryan Doumit 3 (64), Chris Parmelee 4 (14), Trevor Plouffe 2 (47), Eduardo Escobar 3 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham (40), Ryan Doumit 3 (29), Chris Parmelee 3 (7)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Drew Butera (1, Dropped fly)
Minnesota Twins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Scott Diamond (W,11-6) 5744240 3.35
Anthony Swarzak 2.1444030 4.99
Luis Perdomo 1.2211110 2.35
WP - Anthony Swarzak (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Diamond 90-58, Anthony Swarzak 35-22, Luis Perdomo 32-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Diamond 9-2, Luis Perdomo 3-1
Batters Faced - Scott Diamond 24, Anthony Swarzak 11, Luis Perdomo 8
Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, CF5011012 .279
Kevin Youkilis, 3B2110000 .240
   a- Orlando Hudson, PH-2B3000011 .199
Adam Dunn, DH2110010 .207
   b- Hector Gimenez, PH-DH-LF3010010 .500
Paul Konerko, 1B2001010 .307
   c- Jose Lopez, PH-3B2000110 .251
Alex Rios, RF2111000 .295
   d- Dan Johnson, PH-1B2210101 .500
Dayan Viciedo, LF2121000 .256
   e- Dewayne Wise, PH-LF^P3122002 .280
Alexei Ramirez, SS2011001 .271
    Ray Olmedo, SS3111011 .286
Tyler Flowers, C4111001 .230
Gordon Beckham, 2B1000100 .232
    Jordan Danks, RF2000011 .232
Totals40913938  
a-struck out for Youkilis in the 5th
b-singled for Dunn in the 5th
c-grounded out for Konerko in the 5th
d-walked for Rios in the 5th
e-grounded out for Viciedo in the 5th
Batting
2B - Alejandro De Aza (25, Perdomo), Adam Dunn (17, Diamond), Dan Johnson (1, Swarzak), Dayan Viciedo 2 (15, Diamond, Diamond), Dewayne Wise 2 (7, Swarzak, Perdomo), Alexei Ramirez (21, Diamond), Ray Olmedo (1, Swarzak), Tyler Flowers (6, Swarzak)
RBI - Alejandro De Aza (46), Paul Konerko (64), Alex Rios (76), Dayan Viciedo (59), Dewayne Wise 2 (21), Alexei Ramirez (63), Ray Olmedo (1), Tyler Flowers (11)
2-OUT RBI - Alejandro De Aza (13), Alex Rios (21), Dayan Viciedo (24), Dewayne Wise (7)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - J. Lopez-Hudson-Johnson
E - Alex Rios (7, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana (L,5-4) 1.1577220 3.68
Dylan Axelrod 2.2322210 5.03
Leyson Septimo 0.1000000 5.40
Philip Humber 0.1788201 6.50
Brian Omogrosso 3.1111141 3.60
Dewayne Wise 1100100 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 54-31, Dylan Axelrod 50-27, Leyson Septimo 3-3, Philip Humber 41-22, Brian Omogrosso 43-25, Dewayne Wise 12-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 1-1, Dylan Axelrod 3-4, Leyson Septimo 1-0, Brian Omogrosso 3-3, Dewayne Wise 1-1
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 11, Dylan Axelrod 13, Leyson Septimo 1, Philip Humber 10, Brian Omogrosso 12, Dewayne Wise 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15698
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Sam Holbrook