MINNEAPOLIS - Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out a career-high six in his fourth big league start. The Twins routed the Indians for the second consecutive night after being swept three games in Chicago.
Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (7-9) allowed 10 runs -- eight earned -- over 5 2-3 innings. The Indians are 6-10 since the All-Star break.
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