The Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Wednesday night to snap a 20-inning scoreless streak.  Minnesota scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning.  Danny Valencia had a 2-run single and Chris Parmalee added a 2-run double for the Twins in the 3rd.  Luke Hughes and Ben Revere each added 2 hits and 1 run scored for the Twins.  Carl Pavano threw 5 1/3 innings with 10 hits and 3 runs scored to get the win and improve to 8-11.  Joe Nathan threw a scoreless 9th inning for the save, his 13th.

Minnesota is 59-84 and are off today and will play at Detroit at 6:05 Friday night, pregame on WJON at 5:35.  Righthander Kevin Slowey (0-4) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Brad Penny (9-10) toes the rubber for the Tigers.