Twins 3, White Sox 0
Jul. 23, 1999
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Rookie Joe Mays came within two outs of his second straight shutout and the Minnesota Twins beat dome dominator James Baldwin and the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Thursday night.
Mays (3-3) gave up five hits in 8 1-3 innings, and was pulled after Paul Konerko doubled. Mike Trombley finished for his 15th save.
Mays struck out seven and walked three. He has given up just eight earned runs in seven starts this season. Last Sunday, he threw a three-hitter to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 at Wrigley Field.
With two outs in the White Sox eighth, Mays gave up a double to rookie Chris Singleton and then walked Frank Thomas for the third time before striking out Magglio Ordonez.
Baldwin (4-10) lost for the first time indoors. Coming in, he was 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA lifetime in domes; he is 30-37 with a 5.79 ERA outdoors.
Baldwin battled Mays pitch-for-pitch before Todd Walker hit a solo home run in the fifth. Baldwin gave up two runs on eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out a season-high eight.
The Twins got RBI singles by Matt Lawton and Doug Mientkiewicz in the eighth off reliever Bryan Ward.
Notes: Twins right fielder Matt Lawton made two spectacular running catches on the warning track to rob the White Sox of extra-base hits. He caught a drive by Ordonez against the wall in the first, then made a running, stretched-out grab of a shot by Thomas in the sixth. ... In conjunction with a beach bash weekend, the Twins said a 15-ton sand sculpture of Kirby Puckett will be carved on the Metrodome Plaza on Friday. ... The White Sox concluded their eight-game road trip during which six games were decided in the final at-bat.