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Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier, right, throws to first after tagging out San Diego’s Seth Smith, left, for a double play to end the eighth inning Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. USA TODAY Sports

Twins blank San Diego


SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Phil Hughes blanked the San Diego Padres on seven hits over seven innings and Trevor Plouffe rocketed a 439-foot homer Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins completed a sweep of a two-game interleague series with a 2-0 win at Petco Park.

The shutout was the eighth suffered by the Padres this season while the loss was their eighth straight to Minnesota dating back to June 2005.

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