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Rapid Reaction: Twins 4, White Sox 1

MINNEAPOLIS -- The White Sox failed to muster much offense in a 4-1 defeat to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

How it happened: Twins pitcher Carl Pavano stayed red hot and the White Sox’s Gavin Floyd didn’t have enough to match him. Floyd coughed up three quick runs in the third inning and that was all the Twins needed. The White Sox got an RBI single from Brent Morel in the sixth inning. They also wasted a leadoff double from Adam Dunn in third inning and hit into four double plays. The Twins stole five bases.

What it means: After three games against the Twins this season, the White Sox’s struggles against their division rivals have continued. The White Sox have lost all three, and were even no-hit in one of those defeats. They have now lost 13 of 15 to Minnesota and 27 of their last 34 dating back to May 21, 2009.

Stat of the game: Floyd is 0-4 with a 5.54 ERA over his last four starts against the Twins and fell to 4-9 against them lifetime. He has not won at Minnesota since July of 2009.

Up next: White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle (6-4, 3.95 ERA) will pitch in today’s series finale. The Twins will counter with right-hander Nick Blackburn (5-4, 3.47) in the 12:10 p.m. start from Target Field.