MINNEAPOLIS, April 15 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer
had three hits, three runs and two RBI Saturday night as the Minnesota Twins trounced Tampa Bay, 12-5.
Cuddyer started the rout with an RBI single in the bottom of the first.
Torii Hunter knocked in three runs with two doubles, Jason Tyner went 3-for-5 with three runs and one RBI, and Joe Mauer had three runs and one hit for the Twins, who have won three of four.
Winner Sidney Ponson (1-1) recorded his first victory in a Minnesota uniform, giving up two earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts and three walks.
Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer, while Dioner Navarro and B.J. Upton each drove in one run for the Devil Rays, who have lost two of three.
Losing pitcher Edwin Jackson (0-2) yielded five runs -- four earned -- on three hits in three innings.
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