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Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder runs into Minnesota’s Ben Revere after fielding a sharp grounder and racing in for the tag in the sixth inning Monday night. AP Photo

Deduno pitches Twins past struggling Tigers 9-3

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Life as a fourth outfielder in the big leagues can be a drag. At-bats are sporadic, starts are rare and staying sharp can be challenging.

Darin Mastroianni knows this all too well, and is finally making the adjustment.

Mastroianni and Ryan Doumit each homered and drove in three runs, Samuel Deduno pitched into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-3 Monday night to snap a four-game skid.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at http://thebeaverblog.areavoices.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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