Posted September 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
Casey Kotchman singled with the bases-loaded in the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Pinch-hitter Shin-Soo Choo doubled off the wall in left-center to start the inning against reliever Anthony Swarzak (3-5). Choo took third on Jason Kipnis' groundout before Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley were intentionally walked to load the bases. Kotchman fouled off the first pitch before bouncing a ground ball up the middle against the drawn-in infield for his third hit of the game. Esmil Rogers (3-1) pitched a perfect inning for the win. Both teams used five pitchers. The Indians, who are 12-39 since July 26, moved into a fourth-place tie with the Twins in the AL Central. Minnesota won 12 of the 18 games between the clubs this season. Joe Mauer was hitless with a walk in four at-bats, dropping his average to .321. Neither starter was involved in the decision. Cleveland's Corey Kluber allowed three runs in six innings, while Esme...
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