Blackburn gets win as Twins beat Chisox

Nick Blackburn earned his first win in a month, Jason Kubel had a pair of RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday to sweep a brief 2-game series behind some outstanding pitching.

Minnesota won the opener Tuesday night 1-0 when Francisco Liriano held the punchless and reeling White Sox hitless. Last-place Chicago has now lost 17 of 21 as it heads to the West Coast for a 9-game road trip.

Blackburn (2-4) followed up Liriano’s gem by holding the White Sox to four hits and a run in 6 2-3 innings, including Alex Rios’ solo homer in the third that tied the game at 1-1.

John Danks (0-5), a 15-game winner a year ago, gave up eight hits and three runs over eight innings for Chicago in taking yet another loss with little run support.