White Sox rally late to squeak past Twins

BY foxsports • July 12, 2009

The Twins made Ozzie Guillen antsy again.

After Minnesota scored a run in the seventh, a run in the eighth, two more in the ninth and put the winning run on first base, though, the rally fell one short.

Only then could Chicago's motormouth manager relax and enjoy a win fueled by a well-balanced lineup.

Jim Thome drove in four runs for the White Sox, countering two home runs by ex-teammate Joe Crede in an 8-7 victory on Saturday night.

"I wish somebody else would give those guys credit, not just me, because I sound like I'm pulling for them," Guillen said. "They show up every day."

Bobby Jenks picked up his 20th save, nearly blowing it when Jose Morales hit a two-run single with one out in the ninth after Crede's sharp grounder shot through Gordon Beckham's legs for an error to put runners at second and third. Denard Span grounded into a double play to end the game.

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