Twins get two-out hit in 10th to edge Tribe
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ben Revere's two-out RBI single in the 10th inning off closer Chris Perez gave the coming-to-life Minnesota Twins a 3-2 win Wednesday over the slumping Cleveland Indians, who can't seem to shake free of their June swoon.
After Drew Butera doubled with two outs off Perez (2-2), Revere flared his base hit into shallow left. Butera scored sliding ahead of outfielder Michael Brantley's one-hop throw to the plate.
That helped the last-place Twins take the series and win for the sixth time in seven games.
Matt Capps (2-3) got the win after giving up Jack Hannahan's tying, two-out homer in the ninth. Phil Dumatrait gave up a two-out double in the 10th before retiring Shin-Soo Choo on a comebacker for his first career save.
Revere had three hits and Justin Morneau had an RBI single for the Twins, who started the month 20 games under .500 and have been ravaged by injuries.
Grady Sizemore homered for Cleveland, which has lost six of seven and is just 2-6 this month. The Indians are 1 for 40 since June 2 with runners in scoring position.
Two strikes away from another tough loss, they found some of the late-inning magic that carried them through the season's first two months. Hannahan, who hadn't homered since April 26, connected on a 2-1 pitch from Capps, driving it just over the wall in right-center to tie it 2-2.
Minnesota starter Carl Pavano wound up with a no-decision, and probably deserved better.
The right-hander allowed just one run in seven strong innings. Pavano gave up seven hits and never let an Indians lineup that has been struggling for several weeks get anything going.
Morneau hit an RBI double in the sixth off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson, who hasn't won since April 26.
Pavano, who pitched his first complete game since 2010 in his previous start, carried a four-hit shutout into the sixth inning, when Sizemore led off with his seventh homer, an opposite-field shot over the wall in left. Sizemore's homer brought the Indians within 2-1.
They had Pavano in his only real jam with two outs in the seventh, when Lou Marson snapped an 0-for-23 slump with a single and Michael Brantley singled him to third. But Pavano got Asdrubal Cabrera to hit a routine grounder to first for the final out.
Because of injuries, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has had to juggle things on an everyday basis. He used his 57th different lineup in 61 games as the Twins have had to use 39 players and have eight on the disabled list, including superstar Joe Mauer and designated hitter Jim Thome.
With their offense sputtering and in need of a kickstart, the Indians promoted infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus before the game and immediately threw him in the starting lineup.
Playing second and batting seventh, Phelps didn't provide any spark with his bat during his major league debut, going 0 for 4. But the rookie made a nice diving catch on Luke Hughes' soft liner in the seventh.
Blanked on just three hits by Carlos Carrasco and Perez on Tuesday night, the Twins took a 1-0 lead in the third on Revere's RBI single.
Hughes singled leading off, moved up on a groundout and scored when Revere lined his hit past Masterson's head and into center field.
NOTES: Hughes made a diving stab at first to rob Sizemore of a hit in the eighth. ... SS Francisco Lindor, the Indians' first-round draft pick, gave no indication if he'll sign with the club. Lindor, who batted .528 as a senior at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, has a scholarship offer to Florida State. "That's in the future," he said in a teleconference. "I'm not going to predict the future." ... Twins RHP Nick Blackburn, who left his last start against Kansas City on Saturday with a stiff back, will pitch Thursday against Texas. "He says he's fine but I'm a little worried about him," Gardenhire said. ... Twins OF Denard Span returned to Minnesota to have his sore neck examined. He played Monday after missing two games, but felt light-headed. ... Revere has hit safely in 11 straight games.