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Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has allowed only five earned runs in his last five starts.
Deduno (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits to win his third straight decision since being recalled in May. Glen Perkins added his 16th save in 18 chances.
After missing his previous start with shoulder stiffness, Anibal Sanchez struggled with pitch location and only lasted 3 2-3 innings for Detroit. Darin Downs (0-2) gave up three runs and five hits in relief of Sanchez, and took the loss.
Plouffe provided long-awaited production from third base for Minnesota. Jamey Carroll and Eduardo Escobar had split time at third during Plouffe's absence an...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Trevor Plouffe was ready to play again, the Twins third baseman caught another bout of bad luck.
Plouffe had just come off the 7-day concussion disabled list in late May and was doing his pregame warm-ups for a game against Milwaukee at Target Field. That's when Plouffe tweaked his calf and wound up missing more time on the 15-day disabled list.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Saturday was a momentous occasion for Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe. He made his return from the disabled list and played his first game with Minnesota since May 21.
It also happened to be Plouffe's 27th birthday, and he celebrated in a big way.
Plouffe went 3-for-3 with a homer and drove in a pair of runs as he helped Minnesota earn a 6-3 win over the visiting...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left fielder Josh Willingham had a cortisone shot Saturday night for his balky left knee but hopes to be back in action Tuesday.Willingham, 34, has been bothered by a sore knee for most of the season but he couldn't pinpoint when exactly it started hurting. He said it's been lingering since before he stole his first (and only) base of the season on April...
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As it turns out, the song was "Thunderstruck" by ACDC, and it pumped Guardado up enough to where he kept the song as his ninth-inning ballad for the rest of his time in Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support...
Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is out of the lineup against the Detroit Tigers after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky left knee.
The slugger had the shot after Saturday's game, with the Twins scheduled for an off day Monday. Willingham and manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday they expected him to return Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.
The Minnesota Twins have had a ho-hum, go about your business but don't rock the boat type of attitude ever since they opened Target Field. It's the laid back, country club type of atmosphere where you go to hang out, take a few cuts in the cage and enjoy some baseball. Who cares if you win, right? They have the new field and the big contracts (Mauer, Morneau, Willingham...
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