CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- Minnesota made two costly errors in the second inning and Mark Buehrle worked seven innings Friday night as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Twins, 8-2.
The White Sox have won a season best four straight games.
Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau, who was recalled from the minor leagues prior to the game, booted a chopper by Sandy Alomar, Jr. that allowed Paul Konerko and Joe Crede to score Chicago's first two runs.
With one out and the bases loaded later in the second, Magglio Ordonez hit a grounder to shortstop that could have been turned into a double play. But second baseman Jose Offerman threw away the ball, putting the Twins in a 4-0 hole.
Timo Perez added a two-run homer in the fourth and Jose Valentin had a two-run shot in the seventh.
Buehrle (4-1) gave up two runs and seven hits. He walked two and struck out eight.