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Twins, Blackburn Beat Padres 1-0

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The Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Thursday afternoon at Target Field.  Minnesota completes a 2-game sweep of the White Sox and have won 11 of their last 13.  Nick Blackburn threw 8 shutout innings with 7 hits allowed and 1 strikeout to get the win and improve to 6-4.  Matt Capps threw a scoreless 9th inning for his 9th save.  Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homerun accounting for the lone Twins’ run.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka went 1-4 at the plate playing shortstop for the Twins in his return to his lineup.  Minnesota is 28-39 and currently 9 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will host San Diego tonight beginning a 3-game series in Interleague play tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Lefthander Brian Duensing (3-6) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Clayton Richard (2-8) toes the rubber for the Padres.

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