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Twins Vs. White Sox: Minnesota Drops Rubber Match, 12-5

After splitting the first two games of a three game set, the Minnesota Twins dropped the third and final game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, 12-5.

The first two games of the set saw close games that were decided by narrow margins. On Wednesday, however, the White Sox jumped out to a commanding lead and never looked back.

Scoring six runs prior to the Twins scoring their first in the bottom of the fifth inning, Chicago immediately added three runs to their total in the top of the sixth. Over the course of the fifth through eighth inning, the White Sox scored a total of 10 runs in comparison to the Twins' four.

Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn (4-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing six earned runs on nine hits in five innings pitched. On the other end of the spectrum, Chris Sale (8-2) earned the win allowing only two earned runs on six hits over seven innings pitched.

For more info on the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox, head to their SB Nation blogs at Twinkie Town and South Side Sox. More news and analysis on everything MLB can be found over at Baseball Nation.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.