Aug 1, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago White Sox second baseman Orlando Hudson (5) tags out Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer (7) trying to steal in the sixth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Twins Vs. White Sox: Minnesota Edged In Late Innings By Chicago, 3-2

The Minnesota Twins dropped their three-game series with the White Sox on Wednesday with a 3-2 defeat.

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Twins Vs. White Sox Final Score: Minnesota Hitters Stifled By Chicago's Jake Peavy In 3-2 Loss

Despite another promising start from left-handed pitcher Scott Diamond, the Minnesota Twins couldn't find a way to sneak past the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in a 3-2 series-ending loss.

The 26-year-old Diamond scattered eight hits over 7.1 innings of three-run ball to give his team a chance, but was struck on the leg by a line drive in the eighth inning that not only scored the decisive run but also forced him to the locker room after 93 pitches. Though the 6-foot-3 Canadian-born hurler appeared to have avoided a serious injury, he ended up taking the loss to fall to 9-5 on the season and will continue to be evaluated by team doctors.

A legitimate spark plug as of late for Ron Gardenhire, Twins outfielder Ben Revere extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games in the opening inning, and put forth a 2-for-4 performance that also included his 25th stolen base of the year. Revere is now hitting a stellar .319 in his sophomore campaign and has raised his on-base percentage by more than 40 points from last season.

Unable to mount a late comeback with runners in scoring position against Chicago starter Jake Peavy, who went eight extremely strong innings with eight strikeouts to move to 9-7 on the year, the Twins will now be forced to play a four-game series away from home against the Boston Red Sox that begins Thursday.

Check out Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage, and be sure to visit South Side Sox for more news on the White Sox. Also make sure to check out Baseball Nation for even more MLB news and analysis.

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