La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

FINAL: Twins lose 5-2 to Chicago

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: August 18, 2013 - 4:16 PM

 The Twins' offensive struggles continued on Sunday as they lost 5-2 to the White Sox, losing three games of the four-game series.

Chicago used a big day from shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who was 3-for-4 with a homer and 3 RBI, to beat the Twins for the third straight game. Despite allowing plenty of runners on base, White Sox lefthander Hector Santiago was able to pitch six solid innings to improve to 4-7.

The Twins entered the game 27th in the league with runners in scorling position and promptly went 2-for-18 in those situations on Sunday. Ryan Doumit ended the game with a ground out to short with Joe Mauer on second.

Twins righthander Samuel Deduno lost his third straight start, falling to 7-7.


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