Twins beat an AL East team, finally

They beat Tampa Bay 2-1 in 12 Wednesday. New deadlines kept the final out of our pages, so here is a little, anyways. The two teams play at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Delmon Young had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning as the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Alexi Casilla opened the 13th by drawing a walk from Lance Cormier (3-3) and advanced to third on Joe Mauer’s single. Young then made it 2-1 on a single to left.

 

Matt Guerrier (2-6) threw two perfect innings. He had lost all three of his previous appearances against Tampa Bay this year.

The Rays tied it at 1 in the ninth when Evan Longoria hit a leadoff double off Matt Capps and scored on Dan Johnson’s one-out single. Cormier, pitching for the first time since July 20, allowed one run and three hits in four innings.

Tampa Bay lost for just the second time in 12 games. The Twins have won 9 of 11.
 

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