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The Minnesota Twins drop 7-2 game to the Texas Rangers despite efforts of Trevor Plouffe

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Trevor Plouffe did all he could to give the Minnesota Twins a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past the Texas Rangers, as the Twins lost 7-2 at Target Field on Monday.

Plouffe was the run producer from the plate for the Twins. Plouffe went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the first inning.

Kevin Correia had a decent start on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Correia allowed two earned runs, seven hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings of work.

Nick Tepesch got the win for the Rangers. He allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered seven hits.

The Rangers' Elvis Andrus, Alex Rios and Chris Gimenez combined for seven hits and four RBIs.

Correia ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss.

The bottom of the first saw the Twins take an early lead, 1-0. A solo blast by Trevor Plouffe started the inning off.

The Rangers matched their two-run second inning with two more in the fifth. In the second, the Rangers scored on a single by Gimenez.

The Rangers built upon their lead with three runs in the eighth. Gimenez kicked things off with a double, scoring Andrus and Rios. That was followed up by Leonys Martin's single, scoring Gimenez.

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