Chicago White Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 4-2

The Twins have not been scoring many runs lately, as in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the Metrodome.

But one reason the Twins are 11-4 in their past 15 games is outfielder Denard Span, who finished the month of August with a .375 batting average, sixth-best in the American League for players with more than 20 at-bats in that stretch.

Span, who got three of the Twins' 10 hits Wednesday, had a .458 on-base percentage for August, the best in the Ameri...

Two outs. Two strikes. Two-run lead in the ninth.

Joe Nathan at the controls.

"You get it in your closer's hands," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, "it should be over."

"Every time, we say, 'Nathan on the mound, you might as well pack it in,'" White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said.

What actually happened Wednesday numbed the crowd and gave the White Sox -- in their last appearance in the Metrodome before the Twins move into Target Field next season -- only the...

The Twins are gambling rookie lefthander Brian Duensing can help keep them in contention. So far he has.

Duensing shut out the White Sox for seven innings Wednesday, limiting them to five hits and two walks over seven innings. The Twins ended up losing 4-2, but he left the game with a 2-0 lead.

After spending most of his brief time in the majors as a reliever, Duensing has moved into the rotation because of injuries and has produced a 1.42 ERA in his past three start...