Plouffe connected against Bryan Shaw (0-1), sending a drive into the second deck in left field and getting swarmed by teammates as he hit home plate. Chris Herrmann had two hits, an RBI and some slick baserunning to help the Twins win their third straight.
Kluber was perfect through five innings, but uncharacteristically erratic after that. He gave up two runs on three hits and struck out eight in eight innings. He also threw two wild pitches and hit a batter.
Blaine Boyer (1-1) went 1 1/3 innings for the win.