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MLB: Minnesota 4, Philadelphia 3

June 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, June 12 (UPI) -- Clete Thomas doubled home the tying run in the eighth and then scored on a wild pitch Wednesday to give Minnesota a 4-3 decision over Philadelphia.

The Twins have won the first two games of a three-game series and they handed the Phillies their fifth loss in a row.

Philadelphia owned a 3-2 lead heading into the eighth, but Oswaldo Arcia doubled to open the inning off Antonio Bastardo (2-2) and scored when Thomas laced a double to deep right.

Eduardo Escobar then put down a bunt to move Thomas to third and Escobar beat it out for a single.

Justin DeFratus replaced Bastardo and retired one batter, but with pinch-hitter Chris Parmelee at the plate the Philadelphia reliever hurled a wild pitch that allowed Thomas to come in with the winning run.

Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth for his 15th save, preserving the win for Brian Duensing (2-1).

Duensing recorded the final two outs in the eighth.

Thomas had four of Minnesota's 12 hits and also drove in a run with a double in the fourth.

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