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Updated: July 24th, 2012 10:39pm
De Vries solid again, but Twins bullpen melts down in loss to Chicago

De Vries solid again, but Twins bullpen melts down in loss to Chicago

by The Associated Press
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CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn tied the game with his major league-leading 30th homer and Dayan Viciedo hit a bases-loaded single to cap a four-run seventh Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4.

The skinny

The victory allowed the White Sox to move into a tie for the AL Central lead with Detroit, which lost at Cleveland.

Dunn hit a two-run homer off lefty reliever Tyler Robertson to make it 4-4. Casey Fien (1-1) relieved and gave up a single to Paul Konerko, a double to Alex Rios and an intentional walk to Alexei Ramirez before Viciedo followed with his go-ahead two-run single.

Dunn added a two-run double and Ramirez had a two-run homer in a five-run eighth to put the victory away.

Josh Willingham homered twice for the Twins, his 24th and 25th of the season. Konerko was 4-for-4 for the White Sox with his 16th homer of the season.

Nate Jones (4-0), who relieved Chicago starter Jose Quintana in the seventh, got the win.
Willingham's three-run homer following singles by Denard Span and Joe Mauer put the Twins ahead 4-2 in the sixth against Quintana. Willingham also had a solo shot in the fourth.

De Vries made his major league debut against the White Sox on May 24 when he gave up six hits and six runs - three earned - in five innings. He was much more effective this time, giving up an unearned run in the first and yielding a solo homer to Konerko in the fifth during his six-inning stint.

Konerko's two-out high fly just cleared the wall in left field and put Chicago ahead 2-1. Chicago got the unearned run in the first on a two-out throwing error by Twins' shortstop Brian Dozier that followed a single by Dunn and double by Konerko.

Willingham's line drive homer to center in the fourth tied the game. Quintana allowed eight hits and four runs in 6 1-3 innings.

Numbers game

1: Great catch by Darin Mastroianni. Umpires conferred and reversed a call in the seventh just before Dunn's homer. Chicago's Alejandro De Aza hit a sinking liner to right fielder Mastroianni that was initially ruled a hit. But after an umps' conference it was changed to a catch, even though a replay appeared to show the ball hitting the ground right before Mastroianni got his glove under it.

12: Career multi-homer games for Willingham, including two this month.

Health report

Justin Morneau was back in the lineup after a paternity leave and was the DH because of a stiff neck.

Trevor Plouffe sat out again with a sore thumb.

On deck

• Wednesday: at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m. RHP Nick Blackburn (4-5, 7.46) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (7-7, 3.22).
• Thursday: Off
• Friday: vs. Indians, 7:10 p.m. LHP Scott Diamond (8-4, 3.16) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (5-7, 5.34)

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