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Eduardo Nunez

Orioles lose again as Twins hit a homer cycle

Orioles lose again as Twins hit a homer cycle

The wind was blowing out of Ed Smith Stadium, but it was the Minnesota Twins who took greater advantage of the homer-friendly conditions on the way to a wild 10-9 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday. The Twins homered for the cycle, hitting a solo shot, a two-run shot a three-run homer and a grand slam – in that order. First baseman Kennys Vargas appeared to break the game open with the three-run shot off Tommy Hunter in the fifth inning and shortstop Eduardo Escobar launched the grand slam to straightaway center field against T.J. McFarland in the sixth. Right-hander Bud Norris gave up the other two homers – to Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Nunez – during a...