Three inches of snow, 35 degrees of wind chill, and 88 mph of fastball. It’s not the usual recipe for a southern California kid to win a ballgame, but Kevin Correia made it work on Tuesday.

The San Diego righthander kept Miami’s bats as cold as the obnoxious weather in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader at Target Field, allowing the Marlins just five hits over seven innings to earn a 4-3 victory, the Twins’ fifth in a row.

Oswaldo Arcia, the 21-year-old Venezuelan prospect, became the youngest Twin to hit a home run since Joe Mauer in 2004 when he ripped a Jose Fernandez fastball onto the flagpole plaza behind the right-field stands, driving in three runs to stake Correia to all the lead he would need.

Correia threw only 87 pitches over seven innings, and retired 10 of the last 11 hitters he faced, five of them on infield pop flies. The only runs he allowed came on a soft single by Joe Mahoney in the fourth inning, driving in Greg Dobbs and Justin Ruggiano. It was the only inning that Correia allowed a baserunner to reach second base.

Under normal circumstances, the 32-year-old starter might have pitched another inning or two, especially since his control over his mix of sinkers, fastballs, curves and changeups was so sharp.