Plouffe homers, has 3 RBIs as Twins beat Marlins 7-5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer and drove in the winning run with a double off the right-field wall to help the Minnesota Twins keep up their power binge in a 7-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Joe Mauer and Byung Ho Park added solo home runs for Minnesota, which tied a season high with four homers in the opening game of the series on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Taylor Rogers (2-0) pitched one inning, and six relievers combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Kintzler earned his first career save in place of struggling closer Kevin Jepsen.
Ichiro Suzuki had three hits for Miami to come within 29 of 3,000 for his major league career.
Nick Wittgren (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings.