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After four straight losses that included consecutive shutouts, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire just wanted to see his team put up a fight in Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Minnesota's come-from-behind victory was a bonus.
Ryan Doumit and Josmil Pinto homered off reliever Joel Peralta in a four-run eighth inning, and the Twins ended a 25-inning scoreless streak in a 6-4 win.
Minnesota had lost the previous four games by a combined 38-5, including a 7-0 defeat Saturday that was interrupted by a rain delay of more than two hours.
''That long night last night, we talked about, are we really getting after it?'' Gardenhire said. ''And today I thought we really got after it. In the dugout, on the bench, it was going along pretty good. I was happy with the way things went, and to come back and win the ballgame adds to it.''
Tampa Bay, which had won its previous three games, wasted a 3-0 lead and a solid start from David...
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