By: Dan Cole | KFAN.com
The Twins hadn't hit four home runs in a game since June 2 against the Mariners -- until Thursday afternoon, when they went deep on four separate occasions off of White Sox starter John Danks en route to an 8-4 victory.
Thursday's win completed a sweep of the last place White Sox (29-41), the Twins' (33-36) first sweep of any team since late July of 2012.
The four homers for the Twins came off the bats of Oswaldo Arcia and Brian Dozier in the second inning, followed by Clete Thomas and Eduardo Escobar's dingers in the fourth.
Dozier's blast was his third in four games. He's batting .333 with three home runs and seven RBIs in the last seven days, supplying the Twins with some pop from the leadoff spot -- something that's been more than lacking since the departure of Denard Span to Washington in the offseason.
Justin Morneau added two RBIs of his own on a single in the sixth inning, giving him 42 runs driven in on the season, most on the team.
Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn homered for Chicago, as well, both going yard off of Scott Diamond in the sixth inning. Dunn now has 19 home runs on the season, third-best in the majors.
Diamond started well on the mound for Minnesota on Thursday, shutting the White Sox out for the first three innings, but hit some struggles in the middle frames. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work before being pulled.
Anthony Swarzak, Casey Fien and Jared Burton combined for 3.2 shutout innings in relief of Diamond, continuing the Twins bullpen's trend of reliability.
The Twins, having won four of their last five all against division rivals, travel to Cleveland on Friday for a three game set against the Indians.