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Mauer helps Twins top White Sox again, 4-3

Mauer helps Twins top White Sox again, 4-3 Click to Enlarge Photo: Genevieve Ross; AP Images

Jun 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox for the third straight game, 4-3 on Saturday.

Glen Perkins pitched another tenuous ninth inning but got his 19th save in 22 tries after giving up two runs to blow one the night before. Adam Eaton led off with a triple and scored on Gordon Beckham's sacrifice fly.

Pinch-hitter Paul Konerko then smacked a single up the middle, but Perkins struck out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn to end it and punctuated the final swing and miss with a big pump of his left arm.

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