Tue, Sep 14, 2010 - Page 18 News List

Lincecum helps Giants to lead

POOR PLAYWhile the game marked San Diego’s 13th loss in 17 games, the two teams will meet again next early month in a season-ending three-game series

Reuters and AP, SAN DIEGO, California

Twins 6, Indians 2

In Cleveland, Kevin Slowey earned his first win in nearly a month as the Twins beat Cleveland for its 4,000th win since the franchise moved to Minnesota.

Slowey (12-6) gave up two runs over five innings in his second start since being sidelined with a strained right triceps.

The original Washington franchise moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season and became the Twins. The AL Central leaders open a three-game series in Chicago against the second-place White Sox today.

Minnesota took a 5-0 lead in the first inning on a walk, stolen base, four singles, error, wild pitch and sacrifice fly against Mitch Talbot (9-12) and emergency reliever Justin Masterson.

Blue Jays 5, Rays 4

In Toronto, Adam Lind hit a two-run homer off Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning to give Toronto a win over Tampa Bay.

With Toronto trailing 4-3, Aaron Hill led off the ninth with a single off Soriano (2-2), who had converted his previous 19 save chances since July 20. After falling behind 0-2, in the count, Lind lined his 22nd home run of the season to right field.

B.J. Upton’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly off Kevin Gregg (2-5) had put Tampa Bay ahead following Brad Hawpe’s one-out walk and Desmond Jennings’ hit-and-run single.

In other AL play it was:

• Angels 3, Mariners 0

• White Sox 12, Royals 6

• Red Sox 5, Athletics 3

• Tigers 6, Orioles 2

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