Twins Victorious Over Indians

Morneau knocks in the winning run
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2008 10:00 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians' Rafael Perez throws in relief in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game today. Perez took the loss as the Twins won 2-1 in 10 innings.    (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – Justin Morneau made the most of his second chance. After striking out with a runner on second in the eighth inning, Morneau singled home Brendan Harris in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Morneau is hitting just .269 this season, but is 9-for-15 (.600) with 12 RBIs with runners in scoring position.

Rafael Perez (0-1) took the loss in relief of an impressive start from Paul Byrd. The defending AL Central champions have lost 12 of their last 16 after a 2-0 start. Harris had three hits and a home run while Scott Baker allowed one run and five hits in seven innings for the Twins, who took two of three from the Indians.