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Plouffe's power display turning heads

Plouffe's power display turning heads

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Plouffe's power display turning heads
MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe is starting to turn heads with the way he's been swinging the bat over the last month.

Dating back to May 16, Plouffe leads the Majors with 13 homers in 22 games. He entered Saturday's game having homered in six of his last seven games, with seven homers over that span.

"It's pretty amazing to tell you the truth," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It seems like every night he hits one. It's a pretty amazing feat. He's a guy who's pretty locked in, and seeing it pretty good."

Even Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he couldn't believe how much power Plouffe has been supplying, as Plouffe hit two homers off of Yovani Gallardo on Friday.

"I thought OK, if we make our pitches, we'll be fine," Roenicke said. "We didn't make our pitch in the first one. That was right where we weren't supposed to throw the ball -- fastball first pitch, middle-in. But the second at-bat -- he was on every single pitch we threw him. All different pitches. He fouled off a curveball, slider, great fastball down and away. And then we throw him a changeup low, and he hits it in the upper deck. He's locked in. He's to the point where I'm wondering, what do you throw this guy?"

Plouffe, who already has set the club record with eight Interleague homers so far this season, said he can't put into words why he's been on such a tear.

"It's hard to explain," Plouffe said. "I'm just trying to ride the wave as long as possible. I'm trying to help the team win. I'm putting good swings on pitches, laying off pitches, getting myself into better counts."

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