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Chi. White Sox (44-72)000000002270

Twins 5, White Sox 2

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CHICAGO -- The Minnesota Twins knew they were playing in a park that gives up home runs.

They ended up hitting 11 of them, accounting for all 19 runs in their weekend series against the Chicago White Sox.

Kevin Correia pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer backed him with home runs and the Twins beat the White Sox 5-2 Sunday.

"It sure seems we missed a lot of opportunities, but we did put the ball in the seats," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "As we said coming into this series, in this ballpark, the ball flies. If you get a hold of it pretty decent, it's going to go out."

The Twins took three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 against the White Sox this season.

Minnesota has scored 23 of its 28 runs during its current road trip via home run, but the Twins are 7 for 62 with runners in scoring position during that stretch.

"If you look at our runners in scoring position in this series, I don't think Major League Baseball thought you could do that either," Gardenhire said. "But we'll take the home runs if that's the way we have to score runs right now, as long as we're winning ballgames."

Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie hit solo home runs off Casey Fien in the ninth.

Dozier's three-run homer, his 11th of the season, gave the Twins a 3-0 lead in the fifth after Chris Colabello singled and Doug Bernier walked. After Jamey Carroll singled, Mauer hit his ninth homer.

Mauer is hitting .351 in 64 career games at U.S. Cellular Field.

Correia (8-8) struck out seven, tying a season high. He allowed five hits and one walk in his second scoreless outing of the season.

"Early in the year, I had a lot more smoother innings where I was getting deeper in the game," Correia said. "I'm trying to get back to firing a lot of strikes and getting quicker outs."

Jose Quintana (6-4) gave up five runs in five innings. That's the most runs he's permitted since giving up six on April 5 against Seattle.

Quintana is 0-2 with a 9.15 ERA in four career starts against the Twins. The White Sox have scored three runs or fewer in 17 of his 24 starts.

"It's kind of the same old story with him," Dunn said. "He keeps us in every single ballgame and one inning got him."

Dunn hit his 27th homer and Gillaspie had his 10th.

 
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Players of the Game
Minnesota

B. Dozier
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Minnesota

K. Correia
IP 7.0
H 5
ER 0
BB 1
K 7
 

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Minnesota Twins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brian Dozier, 2B5123030 .245
Jamey Carroll, 3B4110001 .230
Joe Mauer, C3122101 .318
Justin Morneau, 1B4010021 .265
Josh Willingham, DH4000002 .217
Oswaldo Arcia, LF4020012 .262
Chris Colabello, RF4110002 .215
Clete Thomas, CF4000023 .219
Doug Bernier, SS3100111 .206
Totals3559529  
Batting
2B - Justin Morneau (28, Axelrod), Oswaldo Arcia (13, Axelrod)
HR - Brian Dozier (11, Quintana), Joe Mauer (9, Quintana)
RBI - Brian Dozier 3 (47), Joe Mauer 2 (40)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Kevin Correia (2, Dropped fly)
Minnesota Twins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Correia (W,8-8) 7500170 4.59
Jared Burton 1000020 3.00
Casey Fien 1222032 2.92
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 98-64, Jared Burton 10-8, Casey Fien 23-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 5-9
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 27, Jared Burton 3, Casey Fien 5
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, LF4010021 .275
Gordon Beckham, 2B4000011 .299
Alexei Ramirez, SS4010001 .285
Adam Dunn, 1B4111022 .229
Paul Konerko, DH4000010 .242
Avisail Garcia, RF4010010 .239
Conor Gillaspie, 3B3111110 .239
Tyler Flowers, C3010022 .194
   a-Jordan Danks, PH1000010 .161
Blake Tekotte, CF3010013 .226
Totals34272112  
a-struck out for Flowers in the 9th
Batting
2B - Alejandro De Aza (24, Correia)
HR - Adam Dunn (27, Fien), Conor Gillaspie (10, Fien)
RBI - Adam Dunn (70), Conor Gillaspie (28)
2-OUT RBI - Conor Gillaspie (10)
SB - Alexei Ramirez (25, 2nd base off Correia/Mauer), Avisail Garcia (1, 2nd base off Correia/Mauer)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Beckham-A. Ramirez-Dunn
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Quintana (L,6-4) 5655262 3.70
Dylan Axelrod 4300030 5.09
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Quintana 99-58, Dylan Axelrod 53-34
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Quintana 4-5, Dylan Axelrod 4-4
Batters Faced - Jose Quintana 23, Dylan Axelrod 14
Game Information
Attendance - 26344
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Lance Barrett