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White Sox 7, Twins 6 (11)

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CHICAGO -- Second baseman Leury Garcia scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Chicago White Sox claimed a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Wjth a full count on designated hitter Adam Dunn, Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno's pitch escaped from catcher Kurt Suzuki as Garcia scampered home.

Right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario (1-0) got the victory after working 1 1/3 innings as the White Sox won their second straight before a sparse crowd on a sunny but cold afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Deduno (0-1) took the loss in 2/3 innings of relief after giving up a hit and one earned run while walking out two, striking out two, throwing two wild pitches and committing a balk.

The White Sox scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth against Twins left-handed reliever Glen Perkins to forge a 6-6 tie.

Chicago second baseman Leury Garcia drove in pinch-runner Adrian Nieto to cut the deficit to 6-5. After reaching third on Perkins' wild pitch, pinch-hitter Dayan Viciedo scored the tying run when Adam Eaton grounded to third on a fielder's choice.

The rally ended when designated hitter Adam Dunn grounded to first.

Trevor Plouffe and Suzuki each had three hits for the Twins. Alexi Ramirez had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox and reached base four times.

White Sox starter Felipe Paulino struggled early in the second. He loaded the bases with one out while walking shortstop Pedro Florimon to score right fielder Oswaldo Arcia for a 1-0 Twins lead.

Paulino then struck out leadoff batter Brian Dozier and coaxed first baseman Joe Mauer into an inning-ending groundout.

The White Sox replied with three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Shortstop Alexi Ramirez doubled home right fielder Avisail Garcia and left fielder Alejandro De Aza with one out. The White Sox then loaded the bases when starting pitcher Kevin Correia misplayed Leury Garcia's sacrifice bunt.

Eaton's RBI sacrifice fly scored Ramirez to make it 3-1, but catcher Tyler Flowers was tagged out to end the inning after a relay.

The Twins got one back in the third when left fielder Jason Kubel doubled with one out and scored on Plouffe's single to center.

Paulino departed after 5 1/3 innings with Suzuki on third. Rookie right-hander Maikel Cleto coaxed a popup to short left by Florimon and Dozier popped out in foul territory.

The White Sox used three pitchers in a three-run Twins seventh.

Right-hander Nate Jones, the second pitcher, walked designated hitter Josh Willingham, gave up a ground-rule double to Kubel that scored Mauer and allowed a Plouffe single that brought home pinch-runner Jason Bartlett and Kubel for a 5-3 lead.

Right-hander Daniel Webb -- the inning's third pitcher -- induced Arcia to hit a fly to center for an apparent out. But Eaton dropped the ball after the catch and Major League Baseball replay officials in New York ruled Eaton committed an error that left runners and first and second with none out.

Webb struck out Suzuki swinging, Plouffe was tagged at the plate after the relay from De Aza to Flowers on a Hicks single and Webb struck out Florimon the close the inning.

Dunn cut the deficit to 5-4 with a two-out homer to center in the eighth.

The Twins made it 6-4 on Suzuki's two-out double in the ninth that scored Plouffe.

Paulino allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), struck out six and walked two. Correia worked six full innings and allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits. He struck out five and walked two.

NOTES: Wednesday's loss left Twins manager Ron Gardenhire two wins from 1,000 for his 12-year major league career, all with Minnesota. He will be the fifth active manager to reach the milestone and 60th all time. ... RHP Brian Duensing was scheduled to rejoin the Twins on Wednesday night after his wife, Lisa, delivered Boston Matthew Duensing, the couple's second child, on Monday in Omaha, Neb. ... Catcher Kurt Suzuki had three more hits on Wednesday and is batting .416 (5-for-12) through the season's first two games. ... The Twins send RHP Phil Hughes to the mond in Thursday's 1:10 p.m. series finale. Hughes makes his first start since signing a three-year deal on Dec. 5, 2013. ... LHP Jose Quintana goes for the White Sox on Thursday. He signed a five-year deal with Chicago last month. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura collected his 150th career win. He is now in his third season managing, all with the White Sox. ... DH Adam Dunn needs two walks to tie Ty Cobb for 50th place all time with 1,249. ... The White Sox were 26-50 against American League Central teams last season, a franchise record for losses. Nineteen of this season's first 32 games are against AL Central opponents.
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