Minnesota Twins defeat Chicago White Sox, 6-4

To Michael Cuddyer, it's no coincidence the Twins make some of their best defensive plays when Nick Blackburn is pitching.

"The quicker the tempo of the game, the easier it is to play behind the pitcher," Cuddyer said. "You're always in the game. You're alert. Your first-step quickness is there."

Blackburn brings out the best in the Twins, and so does the Metrodome. Together, they make a tough combination for opponents, as the White Sox realized Friday night in their...