CHICAGO (AP) – Shannon Stewart hit a go-ahead RBI single in a five-run 16th inning Tuesday night and the Minnesota Twins sent the White Sox to their first four-game losing streak of the season, beating Chicago 9-4 in 5 hours, 9 minutes.

Michael Ryan singled to start the 16th and was forced at second on Michael Cuddyer’s bunt with the White Sox arguing that they turned a double play on the relay to first.

Jon Adkins (0-1) then walked Brent Abernathy before Stewart, who entered the game in an 0-for-16 slump, singled past third for his third hit of the game. Joe Mauer’s RBI double gave the Twins a two-run cushion, Terry Tiffee added a two-run single and Lew Ford another RBI single.

Minnesota finished with 20 hits in the second-longest game in the majors this season. Toronto beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 in 18 innings on July 28 in the longest game of the year.

J.C. Romero (3-3) pitched two innings for the win. Joe Nathan, the fifth Twins reliever, pitched the bottom of the 16th.

Cuddyer tied it 4 in the top of the ninth when he homered off Chicago closer Dustin Hermanson. Hermanson had saved 15 straight and the blown save was just his second of the season in 32 chances.

Cuddyer then made a great stop at third in the bottom of the 11th to rob Joe Crede of a hit with the game-winning run at second.

The White Sox threatened in the 13th after A.J. Pierzynski doubled with one out, but after an intentional walk, Jesse Crain retired Juan Uribe and Crede.

Chicago took 4-3 lead in the seventh on Timo Perez’s two-out, two-run double off Brad Radke.

Radke took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth, thanks to Justin Morneau’s two-run homer off Chicago starter Freddy Garcia in the top of the inning.

But Carl Everett homered in the bottom half to make it a one-run game, and the White Sox started their seventh inning rally with a rarity – a walk by Juan Uribe off Radke, who’d allowed just 16 free passes all season.

After Crede flied out for the second out of the inning, Brian Anderson – in his major league debut – fought his way out of an 0-2 hole and reached out and poked a single to left for his big league hit, setting the stage for Perez.

Perez, in a 5-for-37 slump entering the game and hitting leadoff with Scott Podsednik on the disabled list, also doubled and scored in the fourth on a single by Tadahito Iguchi.

Morneau, in a 7-for-40 skid before singling in the fourth, hit his 17th homer to deep right after Joe Mauer led off the sixth with a walk, but Radke couldn’t hold the two-run cushion.

Garcia allowed nine hits and three runs in seven innings, improving to 3-4 at home.

Radke retired the first nine batters before Perez’s double in the fourth.

Radke gave up seven hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings. He was allowing an average of less than one walk per game this season and hadn’t walked a White Sox batter since 2002 in a span of 12 starts against Chicago.

Stewart doubled leading off the game and scored on Mauer’s RBI double.

Notes: Anderson started in right field in place of Jermaine Dye, who was just 4-for-27 in his career against Radke. Dye entered the game in the ninth. … Minnesota’s Matt Guerrier allowed just two hits in four innings of relief and extended his scoreless streak to 18 1-3 innings over 14 appearances.

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