Vargas, Twins cruise to 13-2 victory over White Sox

By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kennys Vargas went 4 for 4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs, rookie Byron Buxton had three hits in his first time batting leadoff in the majors, and the Minnesota Twins trounced the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Monday night.

Joe Mauer homered to start a five-run fourth against starter John Danks (3-8), and Eduardo Nunez punctuated the inning with a two-out, two-run shot. The rally was fueled by a throwing error on shortstop Alexei Ramirez, whose attempt to start a double play sailed into right field.

Brian Dozier added a two-run homer in the eighth for the Twins, who are 8-3 against the White Sox this season while outscoring them 70-28.

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