Ari 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
Min 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 X 6
Date of game: 9/23/2014

Recap: Minnesota vs. Arizona

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Plouffe went 4-for-4 with a run scored and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-3, in the middle test of a three-game set.

"Right from the get go he was on the baseball," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Kyle Gibson (13-11) struck out eight and allowed a run on seven hits for the Twins, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

"He had good stuff," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said of Gibson. "We haven't seen him before, he threw the ball very well for them."

Andrew Chafin (0-1) surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks over three frames for Arizona, which has dropped seven of its last eight games.

The Twins jumped out to a quick lead after plating three runs in the second.

Josmil Pinto walked and after Eduardo Nunez popped out, back-to-back base hits by Aaron Hicks and Eduardo Escobar brought home Pinto. After Jordan Schafer struck out, Brian Dozier was intentionally walked to load the bases. Pinch- hitter Chris Parmelee, replacing Joe Mauer who left with an elbow injury, slapped a single to left to push across Hicks and Escobar.

After the D-backs got on the board in the fourth on Chris Owings' RBI single, Minnesota scored a run in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to add to its cushion.

Hicks hit an RBI single in the fourth. Plouffe, who led off the fifth with a base hit, later scored when Pinto grounded into a double play and Pinto's sacrifice fly in the seventh staked Minnesota to a 6-1 margin.

Mark Trumbo's RBI groundout in the eighth and Ender Inciarte's run-scoring single in the ninth capped the scoring.

Game Notes

Minnesota was 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position, while Arizona finished 2-for-10 ... Arizona has dropped 11 of its past 12 road games.

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