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MLB: Minnesota 6, Baltimore 5

April 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, April 6 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau's bouncing single up the middle scored Aaron Hicks with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday, giving Minnesota a 6-5 victory over Baltimore.

The Twins won for the third time in five games this season despite letting a three-run lead get away.

Minnesota's final run was unearned due to a fielding error by first baseman Chris Davis that allowed Hicks to reach.

Hicks eventually moved to second on a walk to Josh Willingham and came home when Morneau, who had a three-hit day, singled to center with two outs. The winning run came off Jim Johnson (0-1), who came into the game in the ninth inning.

Josh Roenicke (1-0) picked up the victory by working three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief. Glen Perkins turned in a perfect ninth for his first save.

Chris Parmelee's two-run homer highlighted a four-run third that gave Minnesota a 5-2 lead.

A two-run single by Adam Jones brought Baltimore back into a 5-5 tie in the fifth and that was the way it stayed until Morneau's key hit in the ninth.

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