Sunday, April 23, 2006

Game 18

In the first, Contreras walked Punto. He advanced to third on Mauer's single. Sierra hit a sac fly, scoring Punto. 1-0 Twins.
Silva held the Sox scoreless.

Contreras retired the side in order in the second.
The Sox failed to score again.

The Twins were held without a run in the third.
Podsednik doubled. He advanced to third on Iguchi's single. Thome hit a sac fly, scoring Pods. 1-1.

The Twins sat down in order in the fourth.
With two outs, Crede hit a solo blast. 2-1 Sox. Uribe followed with another homer. 3-1 Sox.

Contreras held the Twins scoreless in the fifth.
The Sox sat down in order.

Mauer led off the sixth with a solo homer. 3-2 Sox.
Pierzynski singled. Crede followed with another single. Uribe homered, scoring behind AJ and Joe. 6-2 Sox. Anderson followed with a solo shot. 7-2 Sox. Rincon came on in relief and closed out the inning.

The Twins and the Sox both were held scoreless in the seventh.

Contreras pitched a perfect eighth.
Nathan came on for the Twins and retired the side.

Politte came on in the ninth. Batista led off with a double. White singled, Batista to third. Cudyer grounded into a double-play, scoring Batista. 7-3 Sox. Politte closed out the game for another Sox win.

Sox Record: 13-5


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