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Indians rally to nip Twins 9-8

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Aug 15, 2013 at 4:46 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Wednesday.

Joe Mauer tied a career high with five hits for Minnesota.

Carlos Santana and Jason Giambi homered for the Indians, who won for just the third time in 10 games.

Nick Swisher and Jason Kipnis singled off Ryan Pressly to open the 12th. Swisher moved to third on a fly out and scored easily on Brantley's fly out to center field.

Chris Perez blew a save but got the win. Joe Smith earned his second save.

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