Kubel Hits Slam, Twins Pummel White Sox

Minnesota downs Chicago 12-5
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 12:01 AM CDT
Minnesota Twins' Jason Kubel, right, celebrates with catcher Joe Mauer after the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 12-5 in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Jason Kubel hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, and the Minnesota Twins broke out on offense in pounding Chicago 12-5 and snapping the White Sox's five-game win streak on Wednesday night. The 12 runs doubled their previous season high and were their most since they beat the White Sox 20-14 and 12-0 on July 6, 2007.

After scoring more than four runs just once in their first eight games, the Twins led 7-0 after a five-run third in which they knocked out Chicago starter John Danks. The White Sox tried to chip away at the lead one homer at a time, with Nick Swisher, Paul Konerko and Joe Crede each hitting solo drives against Minnesota's Scott Baker.