Twins take advantage of rare Rays' error for 6-4 win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - -
Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday. After Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer to tie it at 3 in the top of the seventh, Torii Hunter singled and Joe Mauer walked with one out in Minnesota's half of the inning.
Trevor Plouffe tapped a bouncer back to reliever Kevin Jepsen (1-3), whose wide throw to second pulled Beckham off the base.
Kurt Suzuki followed with a sacrifice fly to give Minnesota the lead. Escobar added an RBI single, which right fielder Steven Souza Jr. misplayed for another error.
Entering Saturday, Tampa Bay was tied for the fewest errors in baseball with 13.
Reliever Brian Duensing (1-0) threw just one pitch for the win. Glen Perkins earned his 13th straight save to start the season.
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