Alexei Ramirez said the White Sox brought a winning feel to the field with them on Tuesday night.

They needed every ounce of it to overcome a boatload of adversity they faced.

Late RBI hits from Tyler Flowers and Ramirez helped the White Sox handle it all with precision as they handed the Minnesota Twins a 4-2 defeat in front of 32,023 at Target Field. An eighth-inning, two-run rally helped the South Siders overcome a pair of blown calls by the game's umpires, yet another error and a Minnesota surge in time to deliver Jake Peavy (5-1) a well-deserved victory.

“Everybody contributed tonight,” Peavy said. “Some calls that should have went the other way, didn’t go our way. When you keep your composure, and that’s not easy, to win those games shows some character.”

The here-we-go-again theme that has become all too common in White Sox losses early this season was present yet again.

An early two-run White Sox lead was equalized with the help of the umpires and Trevor Plouffe’s two-out RBI single in the seventh inning.

Four double plays kept the White Sox from adding on and the Twins inched closer on two critical mistakes by the men in blue.

But perhaps fed up with everything that had unfolded in their first 36 games or inspired by the coaching staff’s mandatory early fielding practice on Tuesday, the White Sox showed resolve.

Dewayne Wise opened the eighth with a double to right-center off Minnesota starter Kevin Correia (4-3). Flowers, who went 2-for-4, then jumped on a 1-0 fastball from Correia and doubled into the left-field corner to give the White Sox a 3-2 lead. After a sacrifice bunt by Alejandro De Aza, Ramirez had his second hit in four at-bats, an RBI single up the middle, to extend the lead to two runs.

“It's nice to win games like that when you get a couple hits and move guys around,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “That's what you want to see, guys swinging it like that and doing smaller things like that.”