MINNEAPOLIS -- Adam Dunn hit an opposite-field three-run homer, his 24th of the year, to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Twins, 12-5, Wednesday at Target Field. On the afternoon, the Twins gave up a season-high 21 hits.
Twins starter Nick Blackburn went five innings, giving up six runs to pick up the loss. Blackburn, now 4-5 on the year, also gave up a solo homer to Alex Rios.
Chicago lefthander Chris Sale -- a candidate to start the All-Star game for the American League -- improved to 9-2 on the year, pitching seven innings.