Jul 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) Samuel Deduno pitched seven impressive innings and the slumping Minnesota Twins finally figured out a way to beat the New York Yankees, hitting three home runs off Phil Hughes in a 4-1 win Saturday.
Trevor Plouffe, Ryan Doumit and Pedro Florimon connected against Hughes — all on 2-2 pitches. Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak with its second victory in 14 games, winning for the first time in six meetings with the Yankees this year.
New York won 32 of the previous 39 matchups, including a pair of playoff sweeps.
Beaten by Hughes earlier this month, Deduno (5-4) scattered six hits in his first start at Yankee Stadium.
Casey Fien pitched a scoreless eighth and All-Star closer Glen Perkins, making his first appearance in a week, got three outs for his 21st save in 23 chances.
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