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Indians Vs. Twins Final Score: Minnesota Outlasts Cleveland For 6-5 Win In 12 Innings

The Cleveland Indians dropped into a tie for last place in the AL Central after losing 6-5 in 12 innings to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Alexi Casilla and Pedro Florimon Jr. each singled home a run in the top of the 12th inning to break a 4-4 deadlock and give the Twins a lead they would hold onto in the first game of a three-game series between the teams. Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 12th but then Michael Brantley struck out to end the game.

The Indians had a great chance to win the game in the bottom of the 10th inning after Jason Kipnis lead off with a hit and made his way to third base with no outs. Cleveland eventually loaded the bases but three consecutive pop fly outs failed to plate the game-winner.

Cleveland starting pitcher David Huff only lasted 4 1/3 innings, leaving with his team trailing 3-2 after the left-hander gave up seven hits and three runs in his first start of the season. Nine pitchers later, Scott Maine (1-1) would take the loss after the left-hander gave up two runs in the 12th inning.

Minnesota reliever Tyler Robertson (2-2) earned the win for the Twins. The two teams will resume their series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Take a look at Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

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