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Video: Plouffe bounces into triple play

For only the eighth time in team history, the Twins hit into a triple play. It happened last night in Oakland, as Trevor Plouffe bounced a ball to Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson with two men on in the fifth inning.
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Trevor Plouffe smacks into a 5-4-3 triple play in the fifth inning of last night's Twins-A's game in Oakland...

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