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Ryan Doumit homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Doumit became the third Twins player to go deep both right-handed and left-handed in a game. The others were Chili Davis (1992) and Roy Smalley (1986). Doumit homered to lead off the second inning swinging left-handed. He opened the sixth with his ninth home run, batting right-handed against reliever Tim Collins. It was Doumit's sixth career multihomer game, the second this season. Hitting .354 in his past 26 games, Doumit also had a two-run single with two outs in a four-run third to match his career high for RBIs. Samuel Deduno (1-0), who made six relief appearances the past two years with San Diego and Colorado, picked up his first big league victory. He limited the Royals to one run and six singles over 6 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Mike Moustakas with the only run off Deduno, who was m...
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