Chisox blank Twins
By Jon Krawczynski
AP Baseball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jake Peavy struck out a season-high nine and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Peavy (7-7) allowed four hits and walked two in 6Zc innings against a Twins team that had three players who were called up from Double-A in the last two days.
Alejandro De Aza had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI, and Sergio Santos picked up his 29th save for the White Sox, who have won three in a row and eight of 12.
Liam Hendriks (0-1) allowed three runs and four hits over seven innings in his major league debut. Chris Parmelee had two hits in his first game as a pro, but the Twins lost for the 14th time in 17 games.
Calling up Hendriks, Parmelee and center fielder Joe Benson from Double-A New Britain gave the Twins three players in the starting lineup making their major league debuts for the first time in franchise history, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Twins were shut out for the 12th time this season, tied a season high with 14 strikeouts and have managed just two runs in their last four games.