Minnesota Twins defeat Chicago White Sox, 13-7

Indications are the Twins will be unable to swing a deal for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

So on Sunday they called up Alexi Casilla to give him another chance to turn his season around.

Casilla homered in his only at-bat for Class AAA Rochester on Sunday and leaves with a .340 average, two homers and nine stolen bases in 40 games this season. He is expected to return to the No. 2 spot in the Twins' batting order, where everyone not named Joe Mauer is batting ....

If the Twins are going to be the contenders they think they are, they'll need more games like Sunday's 13-7 victory over the White Sox. The Twins put up their first eight runs with no contributions at the plate from All-Stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Denard Span homered to lead off the first. Carlos Gomez drove in a career-high five runs. Brendan Harris, whose playing time is about to decrease because of the return of Alexi Casilla from Class AAA Rochester, homered on...