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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas throws the ball to first base for an out in the first inning against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday at Target Field.

MLB: Vargas’ first major league homer leads Twins over Padres


By Dan Myers

Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas hit his first major league home run, a three-run blast in the sixth inning Tuesday, to give Minnesota a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Target Field.

Just 48 hours after posting 16 runs in a 16-3 rout of the Chicago White Sox, the Twins struggled to get any offense going against Padres right-hander Jesse Hahn, who held Minnesota to only two hits through five superb innings.

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