Buehrle, Sox Silence Twins

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle #56 (R) of the Chicago White Sox talks with catcher Tyler Flowers #17 during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field on August 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Sox win fourth in a row, move to five games back of Tigers.

After the White Sox got swept last week in Anaheim, most White Sox fans started to look foward to football season and thought chances of the Sox in the playoffs this year was over. That was Wednesday which was also the last time the Sox  lost. After beating Minnesota on Monday night, the Sox are now five games behind the Tigers with a month left in the season.

The Sox got on the board early in the series opener with the Twins Monday. Tyler Flowers knocked home Alejandro De Aza on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning. The game would remain 1-0 until the seventh when Flowers doubled home Dayan Viciedo to give the Sox a 2-0 lead. Viciedo would drive in one more in the eighth which proved to be more than enough as the Sox beat the Twins 3-0.

Mark Buehrle continued his great season for the Sox. Buehrle went seven and two-thirds and allowed no runs on just four hits. The Sox lefty improved to 11-6 on the season. Sergio Santos pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 27th save of the season.

Kevin Slowey pitched well for Minnesota on Monday, but couldn't outduel Buehrle. Slowey went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. The Twins righty fell to 0-3 on the season.

The Sox will go for the series victory on Tuesday evening at U.S. Cellular Field.

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