Jul 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla (12) brekas up a double play against Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) during the third inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Twins Vs. White Sox: Chicago Completes Sweep In Dominating Fashion, 8-2

The Minnesota Twins have been swept by the Chicago White Sox following an 8-2 loss on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Twins Place Anthony Swarzak On Disabled List

Despite being off on Thursday, the Minnesota Twins made a roster move. The team placed Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list with a mild rotator cuff strain. The Twins promoted reliever Luis Perdomo from Triple-A to take Swarzak's spot.

In order to place Perdomo on the 40-man roster, the team transferred Carl Pavano to the 60-day disabled list.

Swarzak appeared in 31 games this season, four of which came as a starter. He was 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 69 innings. He last pitched on Tuesday.

His replacement, Perdomo, has been very effective in Triple-A. The right-hander sports an ERA of 0.92 and has struck out 18 batters in 19.2 innings pitched.

He spent two seasons as a reliever with the San Diego Padres, appearing in 36 games. Perdomo has not pitched in the major leagues since 2010.

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Chicago Completes Sweep In Dominating Fashion, 8-2

On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins lost the third and final game of their mid-week series with the Chicago White Sox by a score of 8-2. The game followed a similar pattern as two that came before it as the White Sox had little trouble finding their offensive touch against the hapless Twins.

In fact, Chicago outscored Minnesota 26-10 over the course of the three game set.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn was pegged with the loss as he allowed eight earned runs on 10 hits, which included two, two-run home runs in 4.1 innings pitched. Jake Peavey improved his record to 8-7 by allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits in six innings pitched with six strikeouts.

White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo finished the game with four RBI on three hits, including one of the two-run home runs.

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Minnesota Looks To Avoid Sweep

If the Minnesota Twins want to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, they'll either need to start scoring more than four runs a game or start getting some better pitching to keep the Sox off the board as much. After 7-4 and 11-4 losses,

The Detroit Tigers will be hoping that the Twins will be able to snag a win in game three as well after dropping their first game to the Cleveland Indians in their own series. With the two straight wins over the Twins, the Sox pushed themselves into a tie for first place in the AL Central with the Tigers.

Game three's pitching match up would seem to be in Chicago's favor. They will send out Jake Peavy (7-7, 3.22 ERA), who has had a great season but has lost two straight starts, to the mound to face Nick Blackburn (4-5, 7.46 ERA) from the Twins. Blackburn has been inconsistent all year but might be coming off of his best performance of the season, allowing one run against Kansas City his last time out.

The game will be at 2:10 p.m. ET at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Chicago Blows Past Minnesota With Late Rally

The Minnesota Twins were unable to hold an early lead, eventually getting overrun by the Chicago White Sox, 11-4 to lose the second of three games between the teams at U.S. Cellular Field.

Minnesota starter Cole De Vries had another strong no decision, allowing an unearned first-inning run and a fifth-inning solo homer from Paul Konerko before giving way to the bullpen in the decisive seventh inning. Relievers Tyler Robertson and Casey Fien struggled to find the strike zone in the seventh as the White Sox sent nine batters to the plate in the inning.

Adam Dunn drilled a two-run homer to knock out Robertson and then Dayan Viciedo delivered a two-run single off Fien who then walked the bases loaded to end his night. Jeff Gray was then able to minimize the damage by coaxing a bases-loaded double play out of Gordon Beckham to end the rally.

The White Sox put away the win in the bottom of the eighth as Dunn struck again with a two-run double to knock out Gray. Minnesota reliever Anthony Swarzak came in and gave up a run-scoring single to Alex Rios and then a two-run home run to shortstop Alexei Ramirez to complete the rout.

Fien (1-1) was tagged with the loss while Robertson earned his first blown save of the season for the Twins. Nate Jones (4-0) earned the win in relief for the White Sox.

The win moved Chicago into a tie for first place with the Detroit Tigers in the Central Division. The loss moved the Twins to 40-57 on the season having dropped three of their last four games. The two teams will wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. CT first pitch.

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Starting Lineups For Tuesday's Game

Looking to avoid a two-game skid, the Minnesota Twins will try to slow down red-hot Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana from U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.

Reserve outfielder Darin Mastroianni will get the start in right and bat second for Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in game two of the series, as speedy youngster Ben Revere will get a night off. Catcher Ryan Doumit will also be making his 35th start behind the plate this season while Justin Morneau occupies Doumit's usual designated hitter slot.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams.

Twins
1. Denard Span - CF
2. Darin Mastroianni - RF
3. Joe Mauer - 1B
4. Josh Willingham - LF
5. Justin Morneau - DH
6. Ryan Doumit - C
7. Brian Dozier - SS
8. Alexi Casilla - 2B
9. Jamey Carroll - 3B
Cole De Vries - SP

White Sox
1. Alejando De Aza - CF
2. Kevin Youkilis - 3B
3. Adam Dunn - DH
4. Paul Konerko - 1B
5. Alex Rios - RF
6. Alexei Ramirez - SS
7. Dayan Viciedo - LF
8. Tyler Flowers - C
9. Gordon Beckham - 2B
Jose Quintana - SP

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Cole De Vries To Start For Minnesota

Minnesota Twins starter Cole De Vries has been at his worst against the AL's worst offenses. In that sense, it's good that the Chicago White Sox are No. 7 in runs scored and No. 4 in home runs.

De Vries, 2-2 with a 3.95 ERA, will start Tuesday in Game 2 of the Twins' three-game set with the White Sox. De Vries has been solid this season -- except, for whatever reason, when he plays bad offenses.

The Oakland Athletics, who are No. 27 in the league in runs scored, knocked around De Vries for seven earned runs on July 14. And the Kansas City Royals, No. 21 in runs scored, scored four runs in five innings off De Vries back on June 4, a performance that earned the right-hander a trip to Triple-A.

De Vries hasn't had problems against some of the league's better teams. He pitched seven scoreless innings against the high-powered Rangers on July 8, and held the Baltimore Orioles, who are currently second in the AL East, to one run over six innings last week.

Things are heating up between the Twins and Royals at the bottom of the AL Central standings. The Royals have just a 0.5-game lead over Minnesota.

First pitch Tuesday is set for 7:10 Central.

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Twins Vs. White Sox Final Score: Minnesota Falls In Game 1

The Minnesota Twins dropped the first game of their three-game set in Chicago 7-4 on Monday night.

Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (3-10) had a miserable night, pitching two and two-thirds innings and giving up seven runs off seven hits, including three home runs. He threw 53 pitches, 38 strikes, before being replaced by Brian Duensing.

It was 7-2 for Chicago when Liriano left the mound, with home runs from Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios.

An RBI-single by Joe Mauer in the fifth and a home run from Ryan Doumit, his third in two games, made it 7-4 after eight innings.

The Twins would not get closer.

Minnesota hit into five double plays, tying a franchise record.

Gavin Floyd (8-8) got the win for the White Sox. He pitched six innings and gave up three runs off six hits.

Addison Reed earned his 16th save for Chicago.

Game 2 goes Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. ET at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Twins Vs. White Sox: Minnesota Opens Road Series Against Struggling Sox

The Twins are off to Chicago to face the Chicago White Sox, who have been mired in a slump as of late.

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