Samuel Deduno allowed the two runs over six innings in the start and was hit with the loss. Deduno gave up six hits and three walks while striking out three. Both runs came on a home run from Gordon Beckham.
In the fifth inning, Jamey Carroll hit a solo home run to cut the deficit in half. A single from Paul Konerko in the seventh extended the lead to 3-1. The Twins got a run back in the top of the eighth, but Chicago answered in the bottom frame.