IMPACT PLAYER: Juan Pierre, White Sox

The left fielder was 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases, and he threw out Delmon Young trying to extend a single to a double to start the bottom of the fifth inning.

BY THE NUMBERS

10 Consecutive games with a hit for Jim Thome, his longest since 2009.

8-42 The Twins' record when their opponent scores first.

ON DECK

Twins lefthander Brian Duensing is 4-0 with with a 2.51 ERA in his career against the White Sox.

LA VELLE E. NEAL III