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Willingham's homer powers Twins past Indians 4-3

Created: 07/21/2014 10:33 PM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Josh Willingham's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months.

Suzuki, a first-time All-Star selection who was the catcher for the ninth inning of the American League's victory here at Target Field last week, posted his ninth three-hit game this season. He raised his batting average to .311 and is 25 for 63 in his last 17 games.

In another All-Star game reprise, Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save in 26 chances.

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Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham, left, is welcomed in the dugout after his go-ahead solo home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3.
AP Photo/Jim Mone


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