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Minnesota Twins defeat Cleveland 1-0

Eduardo Escobar's 10th-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense in the contest, and sent Minnesota to a narrow 1-0 victory over Cleveland in the opener of a four-game series.
By The Sports Network May 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Eduardo Escobar's 10th-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense in the contest, and sent Minnesota to a narrow 1-0 victory over Cleveland in the opener of a four-game series.

Sam Fuld collected two hits for the Twins, who have won three straight including the final two in a home series win against Baltimore this past weekend.

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Mike Aviles hit safely twice for the Indians, who stumbled to their eighth loss in their last 10

Escobar greeted John Axford (0-3) with a long blast to right which landed several rows back in the bleachers to give the Twins a 1-0 edge. Brian Dozier walked and Fuld's single moved him to third, but Dozier was erased at home on a Trevor Plouffe grounder. Chris Colabello flied out and Marc Rzepczynski induced a groundout from Jason Kubel to keep it a one-run margin.

Glen Perkins fanned two in a scoreless home half to earn his eighth save. Calbe Thielbar (2-0) held down the fort in the ninth for the win.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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