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White Sox win eighth straight

White Sox win eighth straight

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CHICAGO - Juan Uribe hit two home runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Sunday for their eighth straight win.

Joe Crede and Uribe hit back-to-back solo homers with two out in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. And Brian Anderson followed Uribe's three-run shot in the sixth with a solo drive off Twins starter Carlos Silva as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep and won for the 12th time in 13 games.

Jose Contreras (3-0) won his 11th straight regular-season decision, allowing six hits in eight innings. His last loss was Aug. 15, when he allowed four runs in 6 2-3 innings.

The White Sox outscored the Twins 16-3 in the first two games of the series and jumped all over Silva (1-3) for 13 hits in 5 2-3 innings in this one.

Crede hit his third homer of the season in the fourth to make it 2-1. Uribe then drove a 1-1 pitch to left-center to increase the Chicago lead to two.

After Minnesota's Joe Mauer homered leading off the sixth, Uribe and Anderson blew the game open in the bottom half.

Uribe followed singles by A.J. Pierzynski and Crede with his third homer of the season. Anderson, who brought a .146 average into the game, then hit his first to make it 7-2.

It was the first time the White Sox hit back-to-back homers in separate innings since June 11, 2000, when Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordonez went deep in the third inning against the Cubs and Ray Durham and Jose Valentin homered in the sixth.

After Tadahito Iguchi singled with two out, Juan Rincon relieved and retired Jim Thome on a fly to deep left.

Crede, Uribe and Iguchi finished with three hits. It was the fifth multihomer game of Uribe's career.

Notes: Minnesota's Torii Hunter robbed Paul Konerko of a two-run homer in the third. … Twins OF Shannon Stewart is expected to rejoin the team on Monday in Kansas City after missing his fourth game to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter. … 2B Luis Castillo was available as a late-game substitution after missing the previous two games with a sore right knee. … Twins DH Ruben Sierra was back in the lineup after fouling a ball off his left ankle on Friday. He did not play on Saturday. … White Sox 3B Crede and 1B Konerko made nice plays to end the top of the second. Crede dove to his left to stop Rondell White's grounder, and Konerko scooped the throw for the final out. … Iguchi and Thome hit back-to-back homers for Chicago on April 13 at Detroit. … After setting a major league record by scoring at least one run in the first 17 games, Thome did not cross home.


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