Twins beat Phils again with late heroics
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Clete Thomas clubbed a game-tying double before scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle test of a three-game set at Target Field.
Oswaldo Arcia started the eighth with a double off Antonio Bastardo (2-2) and scored on Thomas' two-bagger off the right-field wall.
Eduardo Escobar followed with a bunt single to put runners on the corners before Justin De Fratus entered from the bullpen and got Pedro Florimon to line out sharply to second.
De Fratus, though, was unable to escape the jam, as he uncorked a wild pitch with Chris Parmelee at the plate, allowing Thomas to race home for the deciding run.
Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth to nail down his 15th save and Brian Duensing (2-1) earned the victory after recording the final two outs in the eighth.
Thomas finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Arcia added three hits and three runs scored for the Twins, who stole Monday's opener by a 3-2 margin after Justin Morneau ripped a go-ahead single in the eighth.
Former Twin Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Phillies' fifth straight loss, with Domonic Brown and Delmon Young each adding an RBI in the setback.
06/12 23:22:57 ET