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MLB: Minnesota 11, Philadelphia 7

June 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI Tuesday, powering the Minnesota Twins to an 11-7 interleague slugfest victory over Philadelphia.

Ben Revere added three hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles, while Joe Mauer chipped in with two hits and two RBI for Minnesota, which took the opener of a three-game set.

Denard Span and Josh Willingham supplied solo homers for the Twins, who banged out 17 hits against 14 for the Phillies.

Nick Blackburn (3-4) logged his second straight win after coming off the disabled list, holding Philadelphia to four runs on eight hits over five full innings.

Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick (2-6) was roughed up for six runs on eight hits, lasting just four frames.

Jimmy Rollins went 4-for-5 with two RBI while Michael Martinez added three hits, including a run-scoring single for the Phillies, who fell for the ninth time in 10 games.

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