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Nolasco, Plouffe Help Twins Stay Hot In 7-2 Win Over Red Sox

Nolasco, Plouffe Help Twins Stay Hot In 7-2 Win Over Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

Nolasco (5-1) gave up two runs on seven hits to win his fifth straight start since coming off the disabled list.

The Twins got 16 hits to pick up their AL-leading 16th win in May. After a 1-6 start the Twins (26-18) are now just two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

Joe Kelly (1-4) lasted just 1 2-3 innings. He gave up seven runs on eight hits in a performance that sapped any sense of momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins over the...

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