Kevin Correia of the Twins went to high school at Grossmont, played for the Padres from 2009-2010 and resides in Del Mar. His homecoming was a successful one, pitching six innings to notch his second win of the season. The Twins prevailed over the Padres 5-3.
Correia was perfect through four, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning. Trailing 2-0 the Padres strung together four hits and pushed three runs across to take a 3-2 lead. It didn't last long.
Minnesota responded with a run in each of the next three innings to secure the victory.
Ian Kennedy (2-6) pitched well for the Padres in a losing effort. The velocity on his fastball reached the mid-90's, but a pair of wild pitches were his downfall. Kennedy helped his own cause with the bat with a tie-breaking RBI single in that three run third inning.
The Twins final run came on an inside the park home run by Kurt Suzuki in the eighth off of reliever Nick Vincent. Replays clearly showed the ball went into the stands and came back into play, but the umpires never signaled a home run so Suzuki kept running.
The 5-3 win was the seventh in a row for Minnesota over the Padres. Oddly enough the Twins are undefeated at Petco Park.