Twins 4, Yankees 1

The SportsXchange

NEW YORK -- Ryan Doumit hit a tie-breaking, one-out solo home run in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins halted a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Trevor Plouffe and Pedro Florimon also hit home runs for the Twins, who won for the second time in 13 games and for only the eighth time in 39 games in New York since 2002.

Samuel Deduno (5-4) became the first Minnesota starter to go at least seven innings since June 27, holding the Yankees to one run and seven hits in seven innings.

Deduno equaled the longest outing of his career by working out of trouble most of the afternoon, holding the Yankees to two hits in 10 at-bats with runners on base.

The biggest trouble came after Deduno was given the lead on Doumit's ninth home run on a 2-and-2 slider from Phil Hughes (4-9) that went into the right field seats.

Pinch hitter Travis Hafner led off the Yankee seventh with a double that center fielder Aaron Hicks fell a few steps shy of catching. Pinch runner Eduardo Nunez took third on a groundout by Austin Romine, but he was stranded when Gardner grounded back to Deduno.

Deduno threw a season high 106 pitches before Casey Fien pitched a scoreless eighth after allowing a leadoff single to Ichiro Suzuki. Glen Perkins allowed only a single in the ninth and earned his 21st save.

The Twins had a call go against them in the eighth when Clete Thomas was called for interference after Hughes' throw hit him in the back. Manager Ron Gardenhire disagreed and was ejected by plate umpire Vic Carapazza.

After Gardenhire was ejected for the third time this season, Florimon hit a 2-and-2 slider into the second deck and right field and Hughes was lifted.

Hughes allowed four runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings. He tied a season high with 10 strikeouts, but also gave up three home runs for the second time this season.

The Yankees had a three-game winning streak snapped, lost for the third time in 12 games and fell to 2-29 when scoring two runs or fewer.

New York's only run came on a one-out single by Cano in the first that deflected off Deduno's foot and scored Ichiro Suzuki, who had doubled.

NOTES: In an interview with Siruis/XM host Jim Bowden, New York general manager Brian Cashman said OF Curtis Granderson could return in early-August. Granderson has played only eight games due to two stints on the disabled list because of a broken right hand. ... The Yankees did not have any updates on SS Derek Jeter (right quad). ... 3B Alex Rodriguez was slated to appear in one game of Class A Tampa's doubleheader on Saturday. ... Twins rookie OF Oswaldo Arcia was given the day off after striking out four times Friday. He has 11 strikeouts in his last 13 at-bats and has three hits in his last 28 at-bats. ... C Joe Mauer's 29 doubles before the All-Star break are the most in Minnesota history, surpassing Kirby Puckett (1989) and Matt Lawton (2000), who each had 28 before the break. ... Manager Ron Gardenhire of the Twins was ejected for the 65th time as a manger.
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