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MLB: Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4

Sept. 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Josmil Pinto belted a three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday and the Minnesota Twins stunned playoff-contending Tampa Bay with a 6-4 comeback victory.

The Twins were trailing 4-2 in the eighth when they erupted for a four-run rally against Joel Peralta (2-8) -- all with two outs.

Ryan Doumit belted a solo homer, cutting the deficit to one run, before Peralta issued consecutive walks to Trevor Plouffe and Josh Willingham. That brought up Pinto, who slammed a pitch over the left-center field fence.

Casey Fien (5-2) was credited with the victory and Glen Perkins racked up his 35th save as Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak.

Wil Myers supplied a two-run homer for the Rays, who came into the contest clinging to a 1 1/2-game lead over Cleveland for the second and final American League wild-card spot.

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