Chicago White Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-1

CHICAGO - After three games in 30-degree temperatures at U.S. Cellular Field this weekend, the Twins never looked so eager to get back to the Metrodome.

"Where it's warm and where we can get this offense going," Twins catcher Mike Redmond said.

The Twins eased to a seven-run victory on Friday but couldn't figure out Bartolo Colon on Saturday. On Sunday, they were completely shut down against White Sox ace Mark Buehrle during a 6-1 loss.

Their offense, even without...

CHICAGO - Former White Sox third baseman Joe Crede crushed the Twins last season, then signed with them as a free agent during the offseason.

Slugger Jim Thome homered off Nick Blackburn on Sept. 30 to give the White Sox a 1-0 victory in a playoff game to determine the AL Central Division champion. Thome then struck again Sunday, clubbing a two-run homer off Blackburn during a 6-1 victory.

Thome is a free agent next year. Since the addition of Crede sets a precedent ...