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Plouffe's homer No. 10K in franchise history

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BALTIMORE -- Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe made history Friday night, as he connected on the 10,000th home run in franchise history in the seventh inning of Minnesota's 9-1 loss to the Orioles.

Plouffe cracked his 59th career homer with a solo blast off right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to snap a six-game home run drought for the Twins that was their longest since Aug. 18-24, 2012.

It was homer No. 10,000 for the franchise, which dates back to 1901 as the Washington Senators before they moved to Minnesota in 1961. The Twins, who were able to retrieve the ball to put on display at Target Field, also became the 16th organization to reach that mark.

Plouffe said he was honored to be a part of history, but said much of the credit goes to the late Harmon Killebrew, as the Hall of Famer hit a team record 559 homers from 1954-74.

"It was pretty incredible to be a part of history," Plouffe said. "I think how many he was a part of and how incredible that is. I was just in the right place at the right time."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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