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Gio Gonzalez threw six shutout innings. He left a tie game. Former Twins pitcher Boof Bonser pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the A’s. Tony Pena threw six shutout innings out of the White Sox bullpen due to the Gavin Floyd injury after just seven pitches. He left the game, and Scott Linebrink pitched the bottom of the 7th for the White Sox. He gave up three runs, and just one of them was earned in the inning. Austin, Minnesota native, Michael Wuertz pitched a scoreless top of the 8th for the A’s. And another former Twins pitcher, Craig Breslow, came in and got the final three outs for the save. That’s right… Winning Pitcher Boof Bonser. Save goes to Craig Breslow.
The White Sox lost for the 7th straight time. It may almost be fair to say that the White Sox season came to an end with the Jesse Crain strikeouts of Paul Konerko and Manny Ramirez. I don’t think at the time we could have even imagine how quickly the White Sox would shut down.
And with that, the Twins Magic Number falls to…
TWO. That means, that if the Twins win tomorrow night, they clinch at least a tie. If the White Sox lose in Oakland late tomorrow night, the division will be over. Part of me wants the Twins to win on Tuesday, the White Sox to win on Tuesday, and the Twins to win on Wednesday afternoon and celebrate another tremendous season.
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