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Twins Vs. Tigers: Minnesota Wins Game 1 Of The Series 9-3

The Minnesota Twins won the first game of their three game series with the Detroit Tigers Monday night. Minnesota racked up 18 hits on their way to a 9-3 win.

The Minnesota offensive outburst was led by Darin Mastroianni and Ryan Doumit. Both players hit home runs and finished with three RBI. Mastroianni hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, then drove in two more in the sixth inning. With the Twins leading 5-1 in the seventh inning, Doumit connected on a three-run home run to break the game wide open.

Samuel Deduno picked up the win for Minnesota, striking out six over seven innings while allowing three runs. With the win, Deduno improved to 4-0 on the season. Minnesota has won the last six games Deduno has started.

The win improves Minnesota's record to 50-65 overall and 24-35 at home. The teams will play the second game of the series Tuesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.