White Sox down Twins
MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Keppinger and Adam Dunn homered and Jose Quintana tossed 6 2/3 solid innings as Chicago snapped its season-high 10-game road losing skid 5-2 against the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field.
Dayan Viciedo ripped a two-run single in the second inning for the White Sox, who posted just the fourth win in 14 outings against their American League Central rival.
Joe Mauer belted his third homer in six contests and collected three hits for the Twins, who fell for the sixth time in 15 games.
With Chicago nursing a 2-1 advantage in the third inning, Keppinger deposited a 3-2 slider from Kevin Correia (8-9) over the wall in left field for his third homer. Dunn followed two batters later by jumping on a 1-0 fastball for his 28th blast.
Quintana (7-4) rebounded from a difficult outing versus Minnesota on Sunday by allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Two relievers bridged the gap to Addison Reed, who retired the side in the ninth for his 29th save.
Notes: By going deep in the first inning, Mauer belted his 11th homer in 110 games this season. The 2009 AL MVP had 10 in 147 contests in 2012. ... Quintana yielded five runs in as many innings to take the loss against the Twins on Sunday. It marked the first time in eight outings that the 24-year-old Colombian allowed more than three runs. ... Correia defeated Quintana in the previous matchup, but permitted five runs on nine hits in 7 1/3 innings Friday to fall to 5-2 at home this season.