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Correia Lit Up As White Sox Thump Twins, 9-5

They look like sellers.

Justin Edmonds

If you were five minutes late tuning in to Friday's game, you missed Kevin Correia putting the Twins in an immediate hole, surrendering a majestic, 3-run dong to Chicago's Jose Abreu.  It was a hole the Twins were never able to crawl out of, as the White Sox cruised to a 9-5 victory.

With both their long relievers (Samuel Deduno and Anthony Swarzak) unavailable, Minnesota needed Correia to be effective, or failing that, at least pitch for 6-7 innings.  He was able to do neither, getting pasted to the tune of seven runs and 10 hits over the course of four ineffective innings.  To their credit, the remaining bullpen arms kept it from getting super ridiculous, with Caleb Thielbar, Jared Burton, Brian Duensing and Casey Fien only giving up two additional runs in the final five innings.

Trailing 8-1 entering the bottom of the 6th, the Twins offense went about making the final score respectable, with a 2-run single from Chris Colabello and solo dongs from Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham doing the work.

With Kyle Gibson sitting out his scheduled Saturday start with continued stiffness in his lower back, the Twins called up Logan Darnell to take the hill.  Jorge Polanco was sent down.

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