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MLB: Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 4

June 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 (UPI) -- Oswaldo Arcia had three hits, including the first of Minnesota's four home runs, in helping the Twins to an 8-4 win Thursday over the Chicago White Sox.

Arcia hit a solo home run and Brian Dozier added a two-run homer in the second inning, giving Minnesota a 3-0 lead. Two innings later Clete Thomas and Eduardo Escobar hit back-to-back home runs that put the Twins up 5-1.

All four home runs -- and eight other hits -- came against Chicago starter John Danks (1-4). He was charged with six runs in five innings of work.

Matt Diamond (5-6) got the win with a 5 1/3-inning start in which he allowed seven hits and four runs (three earned).

After the three-run Minnesota outburst in the second inning, the White Sox got on the board in the fourth when Paul Konerko scored on a throwing error by Trevor Plouffe.

The two Twins home runs in the bottom of the inning more than countered that and Minnesota added a run in the fifth when Arcia singled in Plouffe and two more in the sixth off a single from Justin Morneau.

The White Sox had pulled to within 6-4 in the top of the inning with back-to-back home runs from Konerko, with a two-run shot, and Adam Dunn.

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