Indians rally past Twins

Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka reaches out for a ball after mishandling a throw against the...

Minnesota Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka reaches out for a ball after mishandling a throw against the Cleveland Indians. (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk)

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Matt LaPorta's RBI double in the eighth inning proved to be the difference, as Cleveland rallied past Minnesota, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

Carlos Santana added two hits, including a run-scoring double, for the Indians, who have won three of four.

Rafael Perez (5-2) recorded the final out in the eighth to earn the win, and Chris Perez turned in a perfect ninth to record his 24th save.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka collected a pair of hits and drove in both runs for the Twins, losers in seven of their last eight.

Glen Perkins (4-3) allowed the winning run over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss. 


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