Minnesota has been in a slump as the All-Star break nears. All it took to break out of the skid was a three-home run day.
The Twins scored four runs Saturday against the Yankees, all four of which came via the longball in Minnesota's 4-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.
Minnesota's first hit of the day happened to clear the fences, as Trevor Plouffe connected in the second inning for his 10th homer of the year -- a solo shot off Yankees starter Phil Hughes that landed in the Twins' bullpen. Plouffe's blast tied the game at 1-all after New York scored the game's first run in the bottom of the first inning.
"He had his command working early in the game and he was getting his slider over and kind of pinpointing his fastball," Plouffe said of Hughes. "On that pitch, he kind of left that one over the middle part of the plate. It's nice to come back and get our team in the game."
It was another homer that put Minnesota on top in the seventh inning, this time off the bat of catcher Ryan Doum...