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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