CHICAGO (AP) -Torii Hunter homered, Jason Kubel hit a grand slam, and Minnesota handed Chicago's Jon Garland one of the worst beatings of his career in a 20-14 victory in the first game of Friday's day-night doubleheader.
It was the most runs for the Twins since they scored 23 against Cleveland on June 4, 2002. The White Sox had not surrendered 20 since April 2, 1998, against Texas. The combined total was the most since May 19, 1999, when Cincinnati beat Colorado 24-12, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Garland (6-6) tied a career-high by allowing 12 runs, 11 earned. He gave up 11 hits, tying a season-high, walked three and did not strike out a batter in 3 1-3 innings. It was his earliest exit since lasting 2 2-3 innings against Detroit on Aug. 19, 2004.
Kubel's second career grand slam knocked out Garland and made it 12-4. Kubel drove in a career-high seven. Joe Mauer had four hits and tied a career-high with five RBIs. Hunter was one of four Twins with three hits, and Minnesota had 21, one shy of their season-high.
Scott Baker (3-3) got the win despite allowing seven runs and nine hits in five innings.
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