Aug 5, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas (19) hits a three run home run in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Vargas Homer Leads Minnesota Twins To Victory

All hail Kennys Vargas!

Tuesday’s ballgames featured only two scoring plays, one for the San Diego Padres and one for the Minnesota Twins. Both were home runs, but the one that Kennys Vargas hit had a little extra something.

That something could be that it was Vargas’ first career major league home run, but in the context of the game it was that Vargas came up in the seventh with two men on base and put one over the wall to give the Twins the deciding 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Vargas’ three-run dinger came in the sixth, just an inning after Yonder Alonso hit a solo shot to give the Padres a short 1-0 lead.

Other than Vargas’ three shot blast, it wasn’t a great day offensively for the Minnesota Twins. The team only collected five hits total with two of them being doubles off of the bat of Brian Dozier. The Padres on the hand scrapped together 12 hits, seven of which were off of Twins starter Phil Hughes.

Despite the seven hits, Hughes had a very solid outing for Minnesota. Hughes went six innings, striking out nine while only allowing the one run in his awarded victory.

Glen Perkins gave up two hits in the ninth, but converted for his 28th save of the season.

Here’s the boxscore for the Vargas winning ballgame.

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