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Twins Top Orioles 5-2

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 4: Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles slides into second base safely as Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins throws to first to get an out during the first inning of the game on May 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 4: Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles slides into second base safely as Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins throws to first to get an out during the first inning of the game on May 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.

Hughes (3-1) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out three.

After giving up a single to Nick Markakis to start the game, Hughes retired the next 14 batters. Nelson Cruz broke up Hughes’ shutout bid with two outs in the sixth, hitting a two-run shot for his ninth homer of the season.

Plouffe hit a two-out, two-run double in the third off Miguel Gonzalez (1-3). Suzuki added his double in the seventh.

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