If nothing else rookie righthander Andre Rienzo isn’t going to make excuses or try to gloss over the control issues he’s had since joining the White Sox rotation.

In three starts Rienzo has walked 11 batters in 18⅔ innings. That includes five in Chicago’s 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

“Bad. It’s bad. Seriously. It’s really bad” Rienzo said.

But to his credit Rienzo didn’t back down. Although he posted another no-decision (his third consecutive since making his major-league debut July 30) he kept the Twins scoreless in all but the disastrous third when they scored all their runs.

“I don't know if it's a worry” Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Rienzo’s walks. “For a guy being up here for the first time you wish it wasn't there. But that's part of learning how to pitch up here. Hitters are better they can work you around a little bit and if you leave one over the plate they'll make you pay for it.”

The Twins made him pay twice in the third. First it was Justin Morneau hitting a 408-foot three-run home run to tie the game 3-3. On out later it was Oswaldo Arcia hitting a 406-foot shot to give the Twins the lead.

Those were the first two home runs surrendered by Rienzo who admitted to having better control while pitching at Triple-A Charlotte. He said he’s having trouble getting his fastball over for strikes.

“I hope I can get back to those good good times” he said. “I’ll just keep working man. Bad games make you work harder for the next time and that game there will for sure make me work harder for the next one.”

The Twins had at least one runner on base in every inning except the ninth. Because of his control problems Rienzo pitched into and out of jams throughout his 5⅔-inning 112-pitch outing.