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Escobar drives in two in ninth to lift Twins over Tigers

6:27 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Eduardo Escobar doubled home the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers from Target Field.

The Twins fought back from a 2-0 deficit after six innings to rebound from Monday's 4-2 setback to the defending American League champion Tigers, with Wilkin Ramirez contributing a pinch-hit, RBI double in the bottom of the seventh.

Escobar's double off Phil Coke (0-1) made a winner out of Glen Perkins (1-0) after the Minnesota closer tossed a 1-2-3 top of the ninth. Starter Kevin Correia aided the cause by firing seven solid innings in which the offseason acquisition yielded just two runs while scattering seven hits.

Anibal Sanchez threw five shutout frames for Detroit, with 2012 AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera knocking in both Tiger runs with a pair of RBI singles.

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