Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/14/12
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Trevor Plouffe may still be a work in progress, but nights like the one he had Thursday in Minnesota's 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Kansas City Royals will keep the Twins interested. Very interested. Plouffe, 26, entered the game in a major rut, forcing the Twins to rethink plans to make him their starting third baseman in 2013. However, he made a spectacular play to save a run in the fifth inning and went 2-for-4, capping his day in the ninth inning with a leadoff homer to left on a 97 mph fastball from Greg Holland. The blast tied the game, 3-3. It seemed to be just what Plouffe needed. "I don't know if he did; I did," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I really liked it. I'm sure he did. I'm sure it felt really good to click on a baseball; he's been battling." This is what the Twins have been hoping to see from Plouffe, who seemed to sew up the third base job with a remarkable offensive streak before the All-Star break, when he hit .296 with 18 homers and 32 RBI from May 16...
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