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CF Alex Presley (1-for-5) collected a hit in his third straight game. He has a hit in four of his five games since being acquired by the Twins on Aug. 31. In those five games, he is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs.

LF Oswaldo Arcia (2-for-3) snapped his personal 0-for-his-last-15 drought with a single in the second inning. He followed it up with a double in the seventh, his 16th double of the season and 28th extra-base hit of the season. Coming into Friday, his 27 extra-base hits were second most among AL rookies behind Nick Franklin's 28.

1B Chris Colabello (2-for-4) extended his current hit streak to five games, tying his career high (also Aug. 9-14). Over the five games, he is hitting .400 (8-for-20) with a double, three home runs and eight RBIs. He hit his seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot in the seventh inning off Dickey, his third home run in his last five games. Friday marked his eighth multi-hit game of the season.

RHP Kevin Correia gave up just one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings to pick up the win against the Rangers on Sept. 1. Correia, who has rebounded from some recent struggles, now has a 1.31 ERA over his past three starts, having given up just three earned runs over 20 2/3 innings. Correia is 1-2 with 6.16 ERA versus the Blue Jays and has struck out 10 batters in 19 innings pitched.

C Josmil Pinto (2-for-4) hit his first career major league home run with a solo shot in the ninth inning off Casey Janssen. He is the fifth Twins rookie to homer this season. In four major league games, he is hitting .643 (9-for-14) with a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored.

3B Trevor Plouffe (2-for-4) has at least one hit in 15 of his last 18 games since Aug. 18. Over the 18 games, he is hitting .319 (22-for-69) with eight doubles, two home runs and five RBIs. Friday was his 19th multi-hit game of the season.

RHP Mike Pelfrey allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings. The six runs allowed were the most runs allowed since also giving up six runs on April 9 at Kansas City, his second start of the season. The seven strikeouts tied his season high (done three other times), with the last coming in his last start Aug. 31 at Texas. Pelfrey's 14 strikeouts over his last two starts are more than his four previous starts combined.

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