Carlos Silva pitched 6 very bad innings, giving up 11 hits and 6 runs (5 earned). The 1-5 hitters did very well, going a combined 10-for-20. The rest of the order did not get a hit in 14 at bats.

Dennys Reyes redeemed himself, pitching a scoreless inning, getting a strikeout in the process. Juan Rincon also pitched an inning, giving up a hit and striking out Juan Uribe.

Michael Cuddyer knocked in the only Twins’ run, and he also hit a double, his 34th of the year. Justin Morneau also hit a double and got a single too, raising his average to .319.

Luis Castillo has improved the past couple weeks, going 3-for-4 last night raised his average to .294. That’s a better average for a leadoff guy.

The Twins’ left 4 men in scoring position with 2 outs last night, and getting them in certainly would have helped.

Silva plunked A.J. Pierzynski, and most people thought it was intentional. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen chose not to retaliate, probably because A.J. deserved it. Silva then payed for it when A.J. hit a two-run homer off of him in the 5th.

Silva continues to suck, and they need someone else to step it up if we make it to the playoffs. He will not be able to pitch, because he can’t get the job done. As Bert said yesterday, “when a sinker ball pitcher gives up multiple homeruns in a game, you know there’s something wrong”.

Nick Punto started two fantastic double plays, that at the time helped keep the game close.

The Twins don’t play today, but return home on Tuesday for a series against the Royals.

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