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CHICAGO - Pottsville High School graduate Travis Blankenhorn made his MLB debut on Tuesday night with the Minnesota Twins. The local baseball product started at second base and batted seventh for the AL club.

Blankenhorn went 1-3 at the plate with a double and was hit by a pitch. The double, his first major league hit, came in the top of the ninth inning with two outs.

Minnesota lost to the Chicago White Sox, 6-2, on Tuesday night.

Blankenhorn was called up from the team's taxi squad on Monday.