Plouffe, Mauer power Twins over Cubs, 11-3 - FOX 32 News Chicago

Plouffe, Mauer power Twins over Cubs, 11-3

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Baseball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe had a double, a homer and four RBIs and Scott Diamond pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 11-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Diamond (5-1) allowed seven hits and struck out five and Joe Mauer added three hits and two RBIs in his return from a sprained right thumb for the Twins, who have won 9 of their past 11 games.

Jeff Samardzija (5-4) gave up eight runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings, tying his shortest outing of the season for the Cubs, who have lost 20 of their past 24 games.

Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the Cubs, his 12th long ball in the past 24 games.

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