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MLB: Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 (12 inn.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 28 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer drove in the winning run in the 12th inning Tuesday in the Minnesota Twins' 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Toronto 3, Minnesota 2 (11 inn.)

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Joe Inglett's pinch RBI single in the top of the 11th inning Thursday lifted Toronto to a 3-2 win at Minnesota.

MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs hit a grand slam homer in the first Wednesday and Toronto spent the rest of the game holding off Minnesota for a 6-5 victory.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Boston 6

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 (UPI) -- Mike Lamb's two-run single with two out in the ninth Friday lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 victory over Boston.

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 5

DETROIT, April 15 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12 (UPI) -- Livan Hernandez allowed seven hits over seven shutout innings Friday and the Minnesota Twins won their second straight by blanking Kansas City 5-0.

MLB: Minnesota 2, Boston 1

MINNEAPOLIS, May 5 (UPI) -- Johan Santana pitched five solid innings and four relievers shut down the Red Sox the rest of the way Saturday night, as the Minnesota Twins beat Boston, 2-1.

MLB: Detroit 4, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, April 29 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday as Detroit edged the Minnesota Twins 4-3.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Detroit 3

DETROIT, April 27 (UPI) -- Mike Redmond and Joe Mauer hit two-run singles in the top of the eighth inning Friday night as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers, 5-3.

MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3 (12)

MINNEAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Garko singled home the go-ahead run as Cleveland busted loose for four runs in the 12th inning Monday en route to a 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Cleveland 4

CLEVELAND, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer Thursday night as Minnesota beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-4.

MLB: Minnesota 2, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rondell White's two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning gave Minnesota a 2-1 win Monday over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Chi. White Sox 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter and Nick Punto homered Friday night to help Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Minnesota 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6 (UPI) -- John Buck and Reggie Sanders combined for four RBI Wednesday night as Kansas City beat Minnesota, 6-3.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, June 17 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night as Minnesota beat Pittsburgh, 5-3.
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Jesse Crain
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jesse Crain delivers during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on May 4, 2011. The Twins won 3-2. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Jesse Alan Crain (born July 5, 1981) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.

Crain was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He was named 1999 All-State and Colorado High School Player of the Year. He was a 2001 graduate of San Jacinto Junior College in Texas, where he was an All-Conference shortstop. In 2002, he was transferred to the University of Houston and was named an all-conference shortstop and relief pitcher. He was named first team All-America by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly and second team All-America by the ABCA. He was also named to Conference USA All-Academic team.

Crain was drafted and signed in 2002, playing at the rookie level, and low-A minor league levels going 3-2 (wins/losses) with an 0.99 Earned Run Average combined. In 2003, he managed to pitch at all three levels in the minor leagues, going 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA. In 2004 he pitched with the AAA-ball Rochester Red Wings and went 3-2 with a 2.49 ERA before being called up by the Minnesota Twins.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jesse Crain."
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