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|Twins Use Long Ball to Beat ChiSox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and Matt Tolbert homered in the same inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-6 Tuesday night.
The Twins won for the eighth time in nine games despite blowing two leads and getting a dismal start from Jeff Manship.
Orlando Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Jason Kubel added a solo shot for the Twins, who stayed within 2 1/2 games of first-place Detroit in the AL Central.
Cuddyer finished 3 for 4 and a triple short of the cycle, while Joe Mauer had an RBI double.
Jesse Crain (7-4) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory and Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his 43rd save.
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