Chicago White Sox-Minnesota Twins: A South Side Turn-Around

Josh WarrenCorrespondent IMay 20, 2009

CHICAGO - AUGUST 12: Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers on August 12, 2006 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

They say there's no place like home, and on Tuesday night the White Sox proved it—finally breaking their losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Twins.

After getting swept out of Toronto by the Blue Jays, the Sox traveled back to U.S. Cellular Field ready to open up a three game series against AL Central rivals, the Minnesota Twins.

As if being at home wasn't an advantage enough for the South Siders, Mark Buehrle was on the bump, and any Sox fan knows that he's the magic man in black this year.

Coming off of his latest victory Tuesday night against the Twinkies, Buehrle now sports a 6-1 record.

He pitched a full seven innings, and even though he gave up eight hits, he only allowed two runs to cross home plate, and only one was earned. Buehrle walked just one batter and struck out four. His ERA has dropped to a very respectable 2.77.

While Buehrle used to be the hard luck pitcher for the Sox, rarely picking up the run support he needed or deserved, the fireworks flew at U.S. Cellular field on Tuesday.

Paul Konerko sent a deep, two run bomb into left field for his fifth home run of the year, and Jermaine Dye followed suit, picking up his ninth on the year.

Jim Thome and Alexei Ramirez also threw in a double a piece, and Scott Podsednik got a stolen base thanks to an off throw by Michael Cuddyer.

John Danks hopes to cure his pitching woes and keep the Sox on a winning path as he heads to the bump tomorrow, taking on Francisco Liriano at 7:11 central time.

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