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Plouffe’s Return Sparks Twins To Win Over Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 15: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers looks on in the dugout during the fourth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 15: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers looks on in the dugout during the fourth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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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 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.

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