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|Twins Hand White Sox Third Straight Loss
|CHICAGO (AP) -- J.J. Hardy drove in Joe Mauer with a single in the 11th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
The go-ahead rally started when Mauer, pinch hitting for rookie Drew Butera, drew a leadoff walk against Tony Pena (0-1). He was sacrificed to second by Denard Span and moved to third on Orlando Hudson's line drive to deep center.
That set the stage for Hardy, who is off to a hot start since arriving from a trade with Milwaukee. He singled past diving shortstop Alexei Ramirez to make it 4-3.
Hardy's hit made a winner of Brian Duensing (1-0), who pitched two scoreless innings. Jon Rauch worked the 11th for his third save in three chances, although the White Sox threatened.
Alex Rios singled with one out but got caught stealing.
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