Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno won his first game of the season for Minnesota, holding the Brewers to one run on four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win last night at Target Field. Aaron Hicks homered and made sensational defensive play in the fourth inning to help the cause. Ryan Doumit drove in two runs with a first-inning double for Minnesota. Glen Perkins earned his 11th save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning. The Twins won their third straight. Former Twin Carlos Gomez had two of the Brewers’ five hits in the loss. Marco Estrada dropped to 4-and-3 after allowing four runs in seven innings for Milwaukee, which has lost five in-a-row. The same two teams play tonight in Minneapolis with a 7:10 p.m. scheduled first pitch. Coverage begins after local action on KNUJ and SAM.
Twins Reinstate Plouffe From DL
The Twins reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the seven-day concussion disabled list yesterday. Plouffe suffered the injury on May 21st in Atlanta. The Twins optioned infielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester to make room on the roster. Plouffe ended up not playing in last night’s win, however, after complaining of a sore leg.