MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hector Noesi (noh-eh-SEE') allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night. Noesi gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one in an impressive performance. Phil Hughes gave up two runs and four hits and struck out four for the Twins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox last night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle. White Sox slugger Adam Dunn led off the fourth with a sharp chopper right back at Hughes. The starter had no chance to get out of the way before it plunked him on his ankle. Samuel Deduno replaced Hughes.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The 27-year-old Putnam is one of several pitchers to take a crack at the closer role for the White Sox this season after Addison Reed was traded before the year started. Putnam is 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says he "went way below the bar" with his homophobic remark in front of players that led to his looming three-game suspension. Priefer reiterated his apology for the anti-gay comment he made nearly two years ago to agitate then-punter Chris Kluwe. The words led to a six-month investigation commissioned by the Vikings in response to Kluwe's complaint.
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