Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Tommy Milone pitched a strong 7 2/3 innings
to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Milone (1-0) allowed just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts to earn
his first win as a Twin since last summer’s trade from Oakland. It also gave
Hall of Famer Paul Molitor his first win as Minnesota’s new manager.
The Twins collected 10 hits and drew nine walks after scoring just one run in
the three-game sweep at the hands of the Tigers to start the season. Brian
Dozier hit Minnesota’s first home run of the year, and Jordan Schafer drove in
two insurance runs in the final inning.
Hector Noesi (0-1) was ineffective from the start for the White Sox despite
striking out six batters in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits
and six walks.
The White Sox, who played their home opener, were only able to get three hits
as they started a season 0-4 for the first time since 1995.