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Sunday, August 11th (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Twins (51-63) at Chicago White Sox (44-71), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Minnesota - Kevin Correia (7-8, 4.84) Chicago - Jose Quintana (6-3, 3.51)

(Sports Network) - Jose Quintana hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his last seven starts.

Sunday, the White Sox left-hander can give his team a split of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins.

Chicago posted a 5-4 win yesterday behind a two-run sixth inning. Conor Gillaspie hit the go-ahead RBI single to plate Jordan Danks with the eventual winning run. That helped the White Sox snap a five-game skid to the Twins.

Quintana aims to follow up a solid Monday effort against the Yankees as he limited them to eight hits and a run over 6 2/3 innings. Quintana has won three of his last four decisions and has just one defeat in his last 13 starts. That came July 26 versus Kansas City. He has a major league-leading 14 no-decisions this year.

Over his career, Quintana is 0-1 with a 9.20 ERA in three starts against the Twins.

Kevin Correia counters on the mound for Minnesota. The right-hander has just one victory in his last eight starts. That came July 20 at home against the Cleveland Indians. He's 0-2 in his last three appearances and has given up six runs in each of the two defeats, while pitching just 3 2/3 innings in those road losses to the Royals and Mariners.

The Twins have lost seven of his last eight starts.

Pitching on the road has been tough for Correia, as he's compiled a 2-7 mark with a 6.87 ERA in 11 contests. He's 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA in two starts when facing the White Sox. Both those starts came this year.

David Purcey (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to pick up the win yesterday, while Addison Reed threw a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 28th save. Starter Andre Rienzo gave up four runs on seven hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings.

Oswaldo Arcia's fly ball to the wall was caught by left fielder Alejandro De Aza for the final out of the game.

"The way the season's gone is Addison makes one bad pitch and the guy almost hits it out," White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham said. "We're grinding it out. That's the positive thing. We're playing hard."

Justin Morneau had a three-run home run while Arcia hit a solo shot for the Twins, who swept a day/night doubleheader on Friday. Mike Pelfrey (4-10) surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and five walks over five- plus frames.

"Innings-wise, this is probably the worst year of my career," Pelfrey said. "I've done just an atrocious job. I have to look in the mirror and there's no one else to blame but myself."

Morneau has eight RBI in this series. He is also four walks away from 500 for his career and two home runs away from tying Tony Oliva (220) for third most in Twins history.

Minnesota has won eight of its 11 meetings with the White Sox this season.

08/11 10:30:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CHA 80
CHI 80
 
11th
DUR 4
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
8th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
6th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 4
 
4th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
3rd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
3rd
HOU 2
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
4th
CHA 80
CHI 80
 
4th
ORL 78
IND 94
 
Half
MIL 63
ATL 58
 
Half
CLE 51
BRK 49
 
2nd
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
Half
OKC 54
DET 55
 
Half
NOP 53
HOU 50
 
Half
SAN 51
LAL 51
 
2nd
MIA 51
PHI 54
 
Half
NYK 44
TOR 57
 
Half
MIN 48
UTA 51
 
Half
BOS 56
WAS 68
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 2
MON 2
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
11th
DUR 4
NOR 6