The Twins took Game 1 of the series 4-3, working extra innings to nail down the victory. Left-hander Brian Duensing got the win in relief, as J.J. Hardy had the game-winning hit. The Twins got multi-hit efforts from three players, including a three-hit night by Justin Morneau. Leadoff hitter Denard Span broke his mini-slump by racking two hits in the contest, and Hardy's game-winner was his second hit of the night. Once again the Twins got a huge night from their bullpen, as they relieved Liriano's solid start. Pat Neshek, Matt Guerrier, Duensing, and Jon Rauch combined for five scoreless innings, with Rauch picking up his third save of the young season.
Game 2: Twins 2, White Sox 1
Jason Kubel was the hero in this game, as the slugging Designated Hitter hit the game-winning home run in the top of the seventh inning. The budding star also doubled in the contest, in what was his best hitting performance to date. The Twins registered only five hits as a team in the game, as Freddy Garcia and Scott Baker battled all day long. The blast made a winner out of staff ace Baker, who notched his first win of the season. The right-hander worked seven innings, allowing one earned, and struck out three. Jose Mijares and Jesse Crain combined to work a scoreless eighth, and Jon Rauch picked up his fourth save of the season.
Game 3: White Sox 5, Twins 4
In the final game of the three-game set, the White Sox were able to overcome a 4-1 deficit, rallying to beat the Twins 5-4. Former All-Star Andruw Jones had a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning, leading the White Sox to victory. The Twins got a shaky start from Nick Blackburn, who has now allowed four home runs in his two starts. The right-hander allowed five earned runs in 7.1 innings of work, and did not strike out a batter. Jose Mijares and Matt Guerrier teamed up to finish off the game. The Twins got multi-hit efforts from Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer, and Orlando Hudson, who shook off a minor injury to play in the contest. It was Hudson's best game as Twin, and with their two hits a piece, Cuddyer and Mauer are both hitting over .300. In 2010, the Twins 3,4, and 5 hitters are all batting over .300.