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Associated Press, Published April 20 2013

Twins score go-ahead run on error in 10th in win over White Sox

CHICAGO – The Twins took advantage of an error to beat the White Sox. Still, Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire knows why they were in position to come out on top.

“It starts with your starter,” Gardenhire said after a 2-1 victory over Chicago in 10 innings Saturday. “He went deep in the game and got himself out of trouble. He did a nice job of going out there and settling everything down and he got his last hitters.”

Vance Worley bounced back from a poor outing in which he allowed nine runs in an inning in the shortest start of his career. This time he gave up a run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

“I had it figured out,” Worley said. “I pitched. It wasn’t me trying to overdo anything out there. It was just going after hitters and trusting my mechanics. Thus (it) made pitching a little easier.”

Ryan Doumit doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on Alexei Ramirez’s throwing error.

Doumit led off with a double off Hector Santiago (0-1). After Aaron Hicks popped up a bunt attempt, Eduardo Escobar hit a slow grounder that shortstop Ramirez fielded cleanly but bounced his throw to first base. Escobar was safe on an infield hit and Doumit scored to help Minnesota snap a four-game skid against the White Sox.

“I was aggressive and I missed the fastball I was looking for – twice,” Escobar said through a translator. “And then I got a changeup and was lucky enough to put it in play.”

Casey Fien (1-1) got one out for the win.

White Sox starter Jake Peavy was also effective. Peavy allowed one run and six hits, struck out nine and walked four in seven innings.

Minnesota Chicago

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Dozier 2b 6 1 2 0 De Aza lf 5 1 1 1

Mauer c 4 0 2 0 Kngr 2b-1b 5 0 0 0

Wlngh lf 4 0 1 1 Rios rf 3 0 0 0

Mornea 1b 4 0 0 0 A.Dunn dh 4 0 0 0

Parmel rf 3 0 1 0 Konerk 1b 4 0 2 0

Plouffe 3b 4 0 0 0 Gren pr-2b 0 0 0 0

Arcia dh 3 0 0 0 Gillaspi 3b 4 0 0 0

Dumt ph-dh 1 1 1 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 1 0

Hicks cf 3 0 0 0 JrDnks cf 3 0 1 0

Flormn ss 3 0 0 0 Gimenz ph 1 0 0 0

WRmrz ph 1 0 0 0 Flowrs c 2 0 1 0

EEscor ss 1 0 1 0 Tekotte pr 0 0 0 0

Totals 37 2 8 1 Totals 35 1 6 1

Minnesota 001 000 000 1— 2

Chicago 100 000 000 0— 1

E—Al.Ramirez (2). DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Minnesota 15, Chicago 7. 2B—Parmelee (1), Doumit (5). HR—De Aza (4). CS—Flowers (1). S—Plouffe.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Worley 7 5 1 1 2 7

Burton 1 0 0 0 0 2

Duensing Xc 1 0 0 0 1

Fien W,1-1 Zc 0 0 0 0 1

Perkins S,4-4 1 0 0 0 1 2

Chicago

Peavy 7 6 1 1 4 9

Lindstrom Zc 0 0 0 1 0

Veal 0 0 0 0 1 0

N.Jones Xc 0 0 0 1 0

Crain Zc 0 0 0 1 0

Thornton Xc 0 0 0 0 0

H.Santiago L,0-1 1 2 1 0 0 0

Veal pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP—by Thornton (Parmelee).

T—3:34. A—22,417 (40,615).