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Associated Press, Published August 16 2013

Dunn hits 28th homer to lead White Sox over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – Adam Dunn hit his 28th home run and Jose Quintana tossed six sharp innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Quintana (7-4) scattered six hits over 6Xc innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven.

Jeff Keppinger also homered to help Chicago snap its season-worst,

10-game road losing streak.

Joe Mauer homered in the first for Minnesota, but Keppinger and Dunn each hit solo shots off Twins starter Kevin Correia (8-9) in the third to make it 4-1. Quintana breezed through Minnesota’s lineup the rest of the way after losing his previous start against the Twins on Sunday in Chicago.

Quintana allowed five runs in five innings in that game, but looked completely different Friday. Early on, the 24-year-old lefty looked to be in for another rough outing when Mauer lined a 3-2 offering into the right-field seats to put Minnesota up 1-0. But Quintana settled down after that, setting the Twins down in order three times.

Dayan Viciedo put Chicago up with a two-run single in the second before Keppinger and Dunn added all the insurance runs Quintana needed.

Correia pitched well aside from the third inning, retiring 12 of the 14 batters he faced after Dunn’s homer. The Twins loaded the bases in the third, but Quintana froze Ryan Doumit at the plate on a 12-pitch at-bat to end the threat.

Minnesota added a run in the seventh when Brian Dozier drove in Wilkin Ramirez on a two-out single to chase Quintana. Reliever Donnie Veal walked Mauer but struck out Justin Morneau to end the inning. Chicago made it 5-2 in the eighth when Trevor Plouffe’s bad throw from third hit Paul Konerko, allowing Keppinger to score.

Addison Reed worked the ninth for his 29th save in 34 chances.

Chicago Minnesota

ab r h bi ab r h bi

De Aza cf-lf 5 0 1 0 Dozier 2b 4 0 1 1

Kpngr 2b-3b 4 2 2 1 Mauer c 4 1 3 1

AlRmrz ss 4 0 1 0 Mornea 1b 5 0 1 0

A.Dunn 1b 3 2 2 1 Wlngh lf 2 0 1 0

Konerk dh 4 0 0 0 Doumit dh 4 0 1 0

AGarci rf 4 1 1 0 Plouffe 3b 4 0 0 0

Gillaspi 3b 3 0 0 0 WRmrz rf 3 1 1 0

Bckhm 2b 1 0 1 0 Arcia ph-rf 1 0 0 0

Viciedo lf 4 0 2 2 Thoms cf 4 0 0 0

JrDnks cf 0 0 0 0 Bernier ss 3 0 1 0

Phegly c 4 0 0 0 CHrmn ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 36 5 10 4 Totals 35 2 9 2

Chicago 022 000 010— 5

Minnesota 100 000 100— 2

E—Plouffe (9). DP—Chicago 1, Minnesota 2. LOB—Chicago 5, Minnesota 10. 2B—Viciedo (16). 3B—W.Ramirez (1). HR—Keppinger (3), A.Dunn (28), Mauer (11).

IP H R ER BB SO

Chicago

Quintana W,7-4 6Xc 6 2 2 2 7

Veal H,7 Zc 0 0 0 1 1

N.Jones H,8 1 2 0 0 0 1

A.Reed S,29-34 1 1 0 0 0 1

Minnesota

Correia L,8-9 7Zc 9 5 4 1 3

Duensing Zc 0 0 0 0 0

Swarzak 1Zc 1 0 0 0 2

HBP—by Quintana (Willingham). WP—Duensing.

T—3:04. A—28,834 (39,021).