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White Sox Break Slump With 5-3 Victory Over Twins

Chicago White Sox's Carlos Quentin (20) is greeted by teammate Adam Dunn after he scored on Quentin's two-run home run off of Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP/Genevieve Ross)

Chicago White Sox’s Carlos Quentin (20) is greeted by teammate Adam Dunn after he scored on Quentin’s two-run home run off of Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP/Genevieve Ross)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Quentin hit two home runs and had four RBIs, Mark Buehrle was sharp after a rough first inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Buehrle (9-5) allowed three unearned runs and four hits over eight innings, extending his streak of allowing three runs or fewer to 17 straight games.

All three runs against Buehrle came in the first inning and were unearned because of an error by first baseman Adam Dunn.

After Jason Kubel gave the Twins a 3-1 lead with a two-run homer, Buehrle got into his familiar groove of working quickly and retired 22 of the last 24 hitters he faced.

Chris Sale pitched the ninth for his third save in four chances.

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