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Recap: Tigers 3, Twins 6
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Target Field
Date: June 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT
  

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.

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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.

Plouffe provided long-awaited production from third base for Minnesota. Jamey Carroll and Eduardo Escobar had split time at third during Plouffe's absence and went 10 for 89 (.112) with no home runs.

Plouffe, who turned 27 on Saturday, had returned from a concussion on May 30. He was scheduled to be in the starting lineup then but he injured a calf before the game and went back on the disabled list.

Plouffe, a first-round pick by the Twins in 2004, has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency throughout his career. He started to show promise last year during a mid-summer power surge and finished with 24 home runs in 422 at_bats.

He nearly homered a second time Saturday, but the ball hit high off the left-field fence. Plouffe homered twice on his birthday last season.

Sanchez was done two batters after Plouffe's homer after he issued his season-high tying fourth walk. Sanchez was deemed healthy enough to pitch after he went 10 days between starts because of a troublesome shoulder.

After walking two batters to start the second, Sanchez was met on the mound by manager Jim Leyland and Detroit's trainer. He stayed in the game, but walked two more batters.

The homer by Plouffe was the first Sanchez allowed to a right-handed hitter this season. He has given up four home runs in seven starts after not allowing any in his first six.

Minnesota had its biggest offensive output since June 2, a span of 11 games, and Deduno made the runs stand up.

The young right-hander, who starred in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic, gave up nine hits and six runs at Detroit in his first start of the season on May 24. He has allowed two runs or fewer in his last four starts and has helped solidify the Twins' trouble in the rotation.

Deduno also escaped some trouble with the help of key defensive plays behind him - two by Plouffe. Detroit had two runners thrown out at the plate, one by shortstop Pedro Florimon in the third and one by right-fielder Chris Parmelee in the sixth.

NOTES: Minnesota sent OF Wilkin Ramirez, on the disabled list with a concussion, to its facilities in Florida on Saturday to start doing baseball work. Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Ramirez could start a rehab assignment with the Fort Myers Miracle next week if all goes well. ... Peralta has a nine-game hitting streak against the Twins. He has hit safely in 45 of his last 55 games and owns a .333 batting average, third best in the American League ... P.J. Walters (2-1, 2.49) will start on Sunday for the Twins. Walters, called up on May 24, has allowed one earned run over his last two starts in 13 1-3 innings. He will be making his fifth major league start of the season. Detroit will counter with Doug Fister (5-4, 3.28 ERA). Fister has gone at least eight innings and allowed three runs in each of his last two outings, but lost both. He is looking to break a personal three-game losing streak.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Tigers at Twins
Fri, Jun 14 Final 4 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Tigers at Twins
Sat, Jun 15 Final 3 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Tigers at Twins
Sun, Jun 16 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -159   -105   8.5 
 MIN  +149   -115   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -163   -110   8.5 
 MIN  +148   -110   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  74%   83%   51% 
 MIN  26%   17%   49% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 4 Cover: +100 
 MIN 0 Under: 4 
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 May 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 1 Under: 7 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 3 Cover: +210 
 DET 2 Under: 5 
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 May 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 0 Under: 6 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 6 Over: 13 
 DET 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 6 Cover: +200 
 DET 2 Under: 8 
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 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 1 Under: 7 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 3 Under: 7 
 DET 4 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Over: 10 
 MIN 8 Cover: +135 
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 Apr 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Under: 5 
 MIN 3 Cover: +144 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Jun 15
 
    Cubs at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Orioles
4:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Rangers
4:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Braves
4:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Pirates
4:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Marlins
4:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Reds
4:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Rays
4:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Indians
7:15 PM EDT
    Tigers at Twins
7:15 PM EDT
    Yankees at Angels
7:15 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
7:15 PM EDT
    White Sox at Astros
7:15 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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