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Published June 21, 2012, 10:06 PM

Twins vs. Pirates

(WDAY TV) -- This season for the Twins has been a lot about trying to plug holes in the starting rotation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- This season for the Twins has been a lot about trying to plug holes in the starting rotation.

After seeing Liam Hendricks struggle tonight, they may need to find another plug, and I'm not suggesting our own Dom Izzo who was at PNC park tonight.

The Pirates jumped on Hendricks early, bases loaded in the 2nd, for Andrew Mccutcheon, and he's sending everyone home with a double to left. Hendricks allowed 6 runs, 3 earned. His ERA is up over 7.

Minnesota's lone run comes in the 4th, Ryan Doumit drives in Trevor Plouffe. The 31st run batted in for the former Pirate.

But, Pittsburgh is steel town and the Pirates were playing with heavy metal. Smashing 3 home runs including this solo shot from Pedro Alvaraz that nearly reached the Allegheny River.

Looks like Izzo's luck wasn't enough, Twins lose 9-1, they'll try to rebound tomorrow in Cincinnati.

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