Arcia HR in 10th lifts Twins past White Sox 3-2

9:48 PM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
Oswaldo Arcia #31 of the Minnesota Twins watches his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the tenth inning in the second game of a doubleheader on August 9, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO - Oswaldo Arcia homered leading off the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 to complete the day-night doubleheader sweep on Friday.

Josh Willingham and Chris Hermann also went deep. Brian Duensing (6-1) picked up the win in both games, and the Twins prevailed in the nightcap after rallying to take the opener 7-5.

The big news came before the first game, with the White Sox trading Alex Rios to Texas.

Then, Justin Morneau hit a grand slam and solo homer to lift the Twins in the early game.

In the second game, Minnesota was trailing 2-1 heading into the eighth when Willingham greeted reliever Matt Lindstrom with a leadoff homer.

Arcia, who also homered in the first game, put the Twins ahead when he drove a 1-0 pitch from Dylan Axelrod (4-9) well beyond the center-field wall leading off the 10th.

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