Twins top White Sox behind quality start from Kevin Correia
CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Correia pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer backed him with home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Sunday.
The Twins took three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 against the White Sox this season.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie hit solo home runs off Casey Fien in the White Sox 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. The Twins hit 11 home runs in the series.
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.
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.
Dunn hit his 27th homer and Gillaspie had his 10th.
Notes: The White Sox acquired INF Leury Garcia from Texas Rangers as the player to be named in the trade for OF Alex Rios. He’ll report to Triple-A Charlotte. . . . White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo, who’s been in and out of the lineup with a sore left wrist, didn’t play. . . . The Twins started Carroll at third base, giving Trevor Plouffe a day off, and started Doug Bernier at shortstop, resting Pedro Florimon. Plouffe is batting .233, and Florimon is hitting .223. “Plouffe is not swinging good. Flori didn’t swing good, and I’m using everybody anyway,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. . . . Twins C Ryan Doumit is eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list this week. He went on the DL on Thursday for concussion-like symptoms. “He’ll get re-examined by our doctors when we get home to determine if he’s ready to resume baseball activities,” Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said.