Joe Mauer is congratulated by teammates after scoring the go-ahead run in the ninth. (AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
Glen Perkins and the Twins allowed five homers, and appeared to be on their way to a series-opening loss in St. Petersburg. But Alexi Casilla hit a game-tying homer in the ninth, Adam Everett doubled in the go-ahead run, and Minnesota used a five-run ninth to sink Tampa Bay.
BATTING 2B: Zobrist (9, Perkins), Gross (16, Perkins). HR: Longoria 3 (25,
1st inning off Perkins, 1 on, 2 out; 4th inning off Humber, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Korecky, 0 on, 0 out), Navarro, D
(7, 1st inning off Perkins, 1 on, 2 out), Pena, C (30, 4th inning off Humber, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Bartlett
2; Gross 2; Longoria 12; Pena, C 4; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D 4. RBI: Longoria 4 (78), Navarro, D 2 (49),
Gross (39), Pena, C (92). 2-out RBI: Longoria 3; Navarro, D 2; Gross; Pena, C. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez, F 2. GIDP: Pena, C. Team RISP: 3-for-6. Team
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