Twins outlast Athletics in extras

BY foxsports • July 22, 2009

Michael Cuddyer slid into third with a go-ahead triple and came face to face with the same umpire who called him out at home to end the game a night earlier.

"Safe," Cuddyer said with a chuckle of Mike Muchlinski's words this time. "That was all I cared to hear."

Cuddyer's two-out triple in the 10th inning was sweet satisfaction some 24 hours after he was ruled out in a close call trying to score the tying run, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The hit off All-Star closer Andrew Bailey (4-3) scored Joe Mauer, who singled with one out.



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