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|Young Homers as Twins Beat White Sox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Delmon Young hit his 18th homer, Carl Pavano got his 17th win and the Minnesota Twins beat the fading Chicago White Sox 8-5 to complete the three game sweep on Thursday night.
Paul Konerko hit a solo homer in the third against Pavano (17-11) after being drilled in the face by a pitch in the first inning. A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez also went deep, but the Twins walked away with their 11th win in 12 games.
They went 13-5 against the White Sox this season and lead them by nine in the AL Central with 16 games to play as they try to lock down their sixth division title in 10 years.
This looked like it would be an easy win for the Twins after Young capped a three-run fifth with a two-run homer off Mark Buehrle (12-11) that made it 6-2.
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