Posted August 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Samuel Deduno dominated for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe homered and had four RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 10-0 on Wednesday night. The normally wild Deduno (5-2) struck out a career-high nine with no walks to help the Twins snap a seven-game losing streak against Seattle and win for just the fourth time in their last 20 games overall. After Trayvon Robinson singled with one out in the first inning, Deduno retired the next 18 hitters, all but one on groundballs or strikeouts. Kyle Seager singled up the middle to break the streak in the seventh, but Deduno got John Jaso to ground out and fanned Justin Smoak on a curveball in the dirt to end the inning. Plouffe gave the Twins a 5-0 lead in the fourth with his 20th home run and first since returning Aug. 13 after missing 21 games with a sore thumb. Josh Willingham hit a 432-foot shot into the second deck in left field an inning later, his 32nd of the season. Before Wednesday's longballs, the Twins ...
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