Phillies Get Outslugged By Twins
Trevor Plouffe had a homer, a double and three RBIs to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 11-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Ben Revere and Jamey Carroll each had three hits and two RBIs and Josh Willingham also homered for the Twins, who have won 10 of 13 games.
Jimmy Rollins had four hits and two RBIs for the Phillies, who left 10 runners on base and couldn’t overcome another poor start from Kyle Kendrick (2-6). The right-hander gave up six runs on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He has a 7.80 ERA in his last three starts.
The injury-plagued Phillies fell to 29-34, 9 1/2 games behind Washington in the NL East.
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