By: Dan Cole | KFAN.com
The Twins earned their second-straight victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night, prevailing 7-4 thanks primarily to a pair of multi-run home runs to back Kevin Correia's eighth quality start of the season.
Brian Dozier and Justin Morneau both went deep on Wednesday, Dozier driving in three runs with his bomb and Morneau driving in two. It was the Twins' fourth-straight game with a home run at Target Field.
Dozier's blast off of White Sox (29-40) starter Chris Sale -- his second homer in his last three games -- got the Twins (32-36) on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Morneau's homer was his first since April 28, bringing an end to the longest homerless drought of his career.
"I was sure hoping it was going to be gone, that's for sure," Morneau said. "It had been a while, so it was a good feeling. It was a good game for us. Hopefully that gets the monkey off my back and we can get rolling."
Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit added two hits apiece as well to support Correia's winning effort.
The right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 6.2 innings on Wednesday, improving his record to 6-4 on the season.His six wins and eight quality starts are the most on the Twins pitching staff.
"It was a nice win for us," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "Correia was fantastic, he was changing speeds and moving in and out. We were facing a very good pitcher in Sale, and it was one of those games where we were hoping we could sneak past him and we did a decent job."
Glen Perkins earned his 18th save of the season on Wednesday, once again allowing no batters to get on base. His perfect streak has now reached five innings, and he hasn't allowed a run in his last nine appearances.
Perkins has recorded 10 saves in the last 30 days, second-most in the majors during that span.
The Twins are now 5-2 against the White Sox this season, and currently stand six games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers.
They'll finish up their series against the White Sox at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.