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Switch-hitting Swisher homers from both sides, White Sox beat Twins 7-5 for sweep

Switch-hitting Swisher homers from both sides, White Sox beat Twins 7-5 for sweep

Switch-hitter Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate and the Chicago White Sox completed a dominant four-game sweep, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-5 in the American League on Monday.
Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead home run as Chicago won its seventh straight game, all at home. The White Sox outscored the Twins 40-15 in the series.
The White Sox trailed 5-4 when Cabrera doubled against Matt Guerrier (3-2) to start a three-run rally in the seventh. Alexei Ramirez singled and Carlos Quentin tied it with a RBI grounder. Konerko followed with his eighth home run of the season.
Royals 3, Yankees 2
At New York, Jose Guillen finished off his big series against New York in style, hitting a tiebreaking solo home run on an 0-2 pitch off longtime closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning to lift Kansas City.
Guillen went 9-for-16 in the four-game series with four homers and 10 RBIs, and also scored six runs to help the Royals gain a split.
Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-0) got Bobby Abreu to ground out with runners on first and second to end the eighth and earn his first major league win.
Mike Mussina, bidding to become the first 10-game winner in the AL, allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings. He is 8-1 with a 3.11 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2
At Toronto, Miguel Cairo's safety squeeze after Jason Frasor walked the bases loaded in the 10th inning lifted Seattle over Toronto.
Frasor (1-1) walked Raul Ibanez leading off the 10th. Pinch-runner Willie Bloomquist stole second and Adrian Beltre struck. Frasor then intentionally walked Jose Lopez and walked Wladimir Balentien to load the bases.
Brian Wolfe came on to face Cairo, who bunted back to the mound, scoring Bloomquist.
Indians 8, Tigers 2
At Detroit, Ryan Garko and Kelly Shoppach both homered in the first two innings against Dontrelle Willis, helping Cleveland build an eight-run lead in a victory over Detroit.
The Indians kept Cliff Lee on the mound after a 57-minute rain delay in the fifth inning and he became the AL's first 10-game winner. Lee (10-1) allowed two runs, six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings.
Willis (0-1) gave up eight earned runs _ matching a career high _ three hits and five walks in 1 1-3 innings.
He made his second start since going on the disabled list with a hyperextended right knee. In Willis' last start, he didn't give up a run, but walked five in four innings.


Updated : 2020-12-02 02:25 GMT+08:00