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|N.Y. Yankees (51-43)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||8||0|
NEW YORK -- The slumping Twins caught a couple of breaks and took advantage of that short porch in right field. Not at all what they're accustomed to when visiting Yankee Stadium.
Trevor Plouffe, Ryan Doumit and Pedro Florimon connected against Hughes -- all on 2-2 pitches with one out. 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.
"It's a big sigh of relief," Doumit said. "This has been a tough road trip, no doubt."
Beaten by Hughes earlier this month, Deduno (5-4) scattered six hits in his first start at Yankee Stadium. He struck out three, walked three and matched the longest outing of his career.
Casey Fien pitched a scoreless eighth -- with help from his shortstop. Florimon saved the reliever from a throwing error on a comebacker with nobody out.
All-Star closer Glen Perkins, making his first appearance in a week, got three outs for his 21st save in 23 chances.
"Exciting baseball game," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, ejected in the eighth for arguing a call at first base. "That was needed. It's been a tough go here to get a win, so to see the guys smile again is very exciting."
The Yankees, who swept four games in Minnesota from July 1-4, had won three straight and nine of 12.
Hughes (4-9) tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings but gave up three homers in a game for the second time this season. He has allowed 18 long balls in as many starts.
"I thought it was some of the better stuff he's had all year," manager Joe Girardi said. "I think he threw the ball exceptionally well except for a few mistakes."
About 13 hours after the Yankees finished a rain-delayed shutout Friday night, the teams were back on the field.
New York jumped on top in the first inning when Ichiro Suzuki doubled and scored on Robinson Cano's single. Deduno got Vernon Wells to ground into an inning-ending double play and settled in from there.
The right-hander, who pitched the Dominican Republic to the World Baseball Classic championship in March, received some help when Doumit caught Zoilo Almonte stealing second with a runner on third to end the fourth. Deduno struck out Suzuki with two on to finish the fifth and worked around a one-out double in the seventh.
"Everything was around the plate and everything was working today," Deduno said.
Plouffe tied it in the second on a long drive to left-center and Doumit put the Twins ahead in the seventh with a line drive to right.
"That's a single at Target Field. It might be an L-9," Doumit said, referring to Minnesota's pitcher-friendly home. "This is a great place to hit."
Gardenhire was tossed by plate umpire Vic Carapazza in the eighth after Clete Thomas and was called out for interference when Hughes' throw to first hit him in the back and bounced away. Aaron Hicks, who opened the inning with a bunt single, was sent back to first base.
Florimon followed with his fifth home run, a high fly that cleared the short porch in right to make it 4-1.
"It's frustrating," Hughes said. "I've felt good with my stuff over the last three or four starts. There's just one or two mistakes that I have to stay away from. I have a straight fastball, a four-seamer, that when I miss over the plate with it, it leads to fly balls. I just have to concentrate on location, and it comes down to execution."
|Pedro Florimon (left) delivers a two-run shot that ends Phil Hughes' day and helps the Twins improve to 1-5 vs. NY this year. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Brian Dozier, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.233|
|Joe Mauer, DH||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.321|
|Justin Morneau, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.268|
|Ryan Doumit, C||4||1||1||1||0||2||1||.238|
|Trevor Plouffe, 3B||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||.262|
|Chris Parmelee, RF||3||0||0||0||1||2||0||.223|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||4||1||1||0||0||2||1||.197|
|Clete Thomas, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.236|
|Pedro Florimon, SS||2||1||1||2||1||0||0||.230|
|2B - Joe Mauer (29, Hughes)|
|HR - Ryan Doumit (9, Hughes), Trevor Plouffe (10, Hughes), Pedro Florimon (5, Hughes)|
|RBI - Ryan Doumit (39), Trevor Plouffe (34), Pedro Florimon 2 (30)|
|CS - Pedro Florimon (2, 2nd base by Hughes/Romine)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Florimon-Dozier-Morneau|
|Samuel Deduno (W,5-4)||7||6||1||1||3||3||0||3.61|
|Casey Fien (H,10)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.03|
|Glen Perkins (S,21)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.87|
|WP - Samuel Deduno (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Samuel Deduno 106-63, Casey Fien 10-9, Glen Perkins 11-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Samuel Deduno 14-2, Casey Fien 2-1, Glen Perkins 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Samuel Deduno 28, Casey Fien 4, Glen Perkins 4|
|New York (A.L.) Yankees|
|Brett Gardner, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.272|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||4||1||2||0||0||1||3||.278|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.300|
|Vernon Wells, DH||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.242|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.246|
|Zoilo Almonte, LF||3||0||1||0||1||0||1||.272|
|Luis Cruz, SS-3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.152|
|Alberto Gonzalez, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.196|
|a-Travis Hafner, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.218|
|Eduardo Nunez, PR-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.212|
|Austin Romine, C||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.160|
|a-doubled for Gonzalez in the 7th|
|2B - Ichiro Suzuki (11, Deduno), Travis Hafner (8, Deduno)|
|RBI - Robinson Cano (64)|
|CS - Zoilo Almonte (1, 2nd base by Deduno/Doumit)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|New York (A.L.) Yankees|
|Phil Hughes (L,4-9)||7.1||5||4||4||1||10||3||4.57|
|Pitches-Strikes - Phil Hughes 108-73, Shawn Kelley 13-7, Joba Chamberlain 9-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Phil Hughes 3-8, Joba Chamberlain 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Phil Hughes 27, Shawn Kelley 3, Joba Chamberlain 4|
|Attendance - 40301|
|Game Time - 2:40|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Lance Barksdale|