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MLB: Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 3

July 28, 2009 at 11:59 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, July 28 (UPI) -- Mark Buehrle was 10 outs from his second straight perfect game but Minnesota then pounced on the Chicago White Sox left-hander and won 5-3.

Buehrle had retired a record 45 straight batters with two outs in the sixth. But Buehrle (11-4) wound up giving up five runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Twins pitcher Scott Baker gave up just one run on four hits in six innings.

Jermaine Dye hit a solo homer and Gordon Beckham had two RBI with a single in the ninth for the White Sox.

Jose Mijares (1-2) gave up a hit in 1 2/3 innings for the victory and Joe Nathan retired the final batter to pick up his 28th save.

Nick Punto had two RBI for the Twins, who have won three in a row.

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