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Updated: July 24th, 2010 9:29pm
The Delmon Young show continues as Twins win 7-2

The Delmon Young show continues as Twins win 7-2

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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Delmon Young is ridiculously hot right now.

In a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, Young went 4-for-4 with a home run, three singles and three RBIs. The home run -- a two-run blast in the top of the fifth inning that gave the Twins a 3-2 lead -- was Young's 12th of the season, which is just one shy of his career high. The three RBIs give Young 73 for the season, which ranks him fifth in all of baseball.

To go along with the offensive barrage, in the bottom of the sixth inning, with the Twins nursing a two-run lead, Young made a running catch in foul territory against the wall down the left-field line, then fired a dart to second base to nail Miguel Tejada, who was trying to tag up from first base.

Since June 4, Young has been completely unconscious at the plate, hitting .382/.402/.600 with seven home runs and 46 RBI.

It's also worth mentioning that Scott Baker -- seven innings, two earned runs, four hits, one walk, eight strikeouts -- had his best road outing since April 10, when he threw seven innings and allowed one run against the White Sox.

Kevin Slowey is scheduled to pitch on Sunday for the Twins, and there's a chance he could be pitching to keep his spot in the starting rotation.

Hudson could be headed to DL

Orlando Hudson, who strained his right oblique muscle on Friday night, could be looking at his second trip to the disabled list this season.

Hudson underwent treatment on Saturday, and manager Ron Gardenhire said if he is unable to play on Sunday the team will likely place him on the DL.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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