The Cleveland Indians ended their three-game losing streak on Monday night against the Minnesota Twins, 5-4.
The Tribe got a great start from Jeanmar Gomez, who left with a 4-1 lead and did not give up an earned run in seven innings. But the bullpen gave away his win in the bottom of the eighth inning when Josh Willingham doubled in a run off Vinnie Pestano and Ryan Doumit hit a two-run shot off Nick Hagadone to tie things up.
In the ninth inning off Twins reliever Matt Capps, Casey Kotchman, who homered earlier in the game to give the Indians a 4-1 lead, singled with one out. After getting to second on a wild pitch, Shin-Soo Choo took a 3-2 pitch to right field to plate pinch runner Lou Marson and give the Indians the difference maker.
Chris Perez picked up his 12th save of the season with a clean ninth.
The Indians and White Sox close out their quick, two-game series on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. CT.
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