Crede's Slam Powers ChiSox to 7-4 Win

White Sox make it six of last seven home openers
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2008 12:04 AM CDT
Minnesota Twins pitcher Pat Neshek reacts during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Joe Crede hit a tiebreaking grand slam to cap a five-run seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox won its home opener 7-4 on Monday over the Minnesota Twins. Coming off a weekend sweep at Detroit, Chicago has won five straight for the first time since Aug. 10-14, 2006.

The White Sox have won six of their last seven home openers. Jermaine Dye tied the score at 3 with a one-out RBI single off Pat Neshek, who had just relieved Matt Guerrier (0-1). A.J. Pierzynski struck out, and Carlos Quentin loaded the bases with a single. Crede drove a 1-0 pitch to the bullpen in left for his fifth slam.