Offense keyed a win for the Twins in the opener of a three game series with the White Sox.
Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer to power the Twins in a 7-5 win over the White Sox at Target Field. Ryan Doumit added a pair of RBI while going 3-for-4 and Trevor Plouffe also knocked in a couple of runs for Minnesota. Jared Burton recorded the win in relief while Glen Perkins notched his 17th save as the Twins won their second in three games.
The Twins continue their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox tonight at Target Field. Kevin Correia will get the ball for the Twins. He sits at 5-and-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 13 starts this season. The Sox will counter with Chris Sale, who is 5-and-5 with a 2.43 ERA.