Bonser Shuts Down ChiSox

Righty leads Twins to 3-1 victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 10:59 PM CDT
Minnesota Twins' Michael Cuddyer, left, welcomes teammate Jason Kubel after his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox' Gavin Floyd in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 29, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – Boof Bonser picked up Minnesota's beleaguered starting rotation with the group's first win in 10 days to lead the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Bonser (2-4) gave up a homer to Joe Crede among six hits and struck out eight to earn the win, the first by a Twins starter since April 19.

Jason Kubel homered and Joe Nathan picked up his eighth save for the Twins. Gavin Floyd (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in six innings and Crede hit his AL-leading seventh homer of the season. Bonser mixed a sharp curveball and a sneaky slider with a fastball in the low 90s to keep the first-place White Sox off balance.