Minnesota Twins offense struggles in 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox

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The Minnesota Twins hosted the Chicago White Sox on a steamy 95 degree spring day in Minneapolis Minnesota on May 14, 2013.  The game is the second in a three game series between the teams that started on May 13 with a dominant 10-3 win that saw struggling Twins rookie Aaron Hicks come out of his slump with two home runs.

The Twins’ starting pitcher, Kevin Correia, pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the first.  The White Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead as the first two batters, Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo, hit back to back home runs.  Correa retired the next twelve batters in order.  Correa would pitch shut out baseball until he was relieved in the eighth inning by Casey Fein.  Fein would retired one and be relieved by Brian Duensing to close out the eighth inning but not before two runners would score.  Twins’ closer Ryan Pressly pitched a scoreless top of the ninth.

The Twins scored their first run in the fifth inning on an Oswaldo Arcia single to right field that scored Justin MorneauTrevor Plouffe would single to center field to score Josh Willingham, wrapping u0070 the Twins’ scoring on the night.

The Twins tallied two runs on six hits in their losing effort against the White Sox.  The Sox would score four runs on twelve hits.  The season series between the White Sox and the Twins is tied at a game a piece.  The team will meet again at Target field on May 15 for the rubber match of the series.

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