Morning Box Score: Sox Lose Again

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The White Sox had their ace on the mound Wednesday night, but it made no difference as the Sox dropped another game to the Minnesota Twins 3-2. The South Siders now cling to the absolute slimmest of margins -- a 1/2 game lead for the AL Central title.

While the Sox got the pitching performance they needed form Mark Buehrle to keep the game within reach, the Sox lineup was unable to produce much run production yet again. A blown call on a Buehrle pick-off also didn't help, either. While Key Griffey Jr. homered for the second consecutive night, the team went just 1-6 with runners in scoring position. Moved up to the leadoff spot, Dewayne Wise left five men on base, including a bases loaded strikeout in the second inning, and fouled out in the fourth with runners on the corners. Will Ozzie's lineup changes get an encore performance Thursday night?

Now we can only hope that the Sox, with Gavin Floyd on the mound, can salvage the final game of the series. Heading into the final weekend of the season, the last place we want to see the White Sox is in second place.

AP Photo/Hannah Foslien

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