Indians 6, Twins 5: Despite Perez scare, seventh win in a row

By Stephanie Storm
Akron Beacon Journal  • 
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The Indians’ Carlos Santana, right, slides past Twins catcher Josmil Pinto after he was tagged out trying to score from third in the seventh inning.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians just keep reeling off victories — despite the ineffectiveness again of embattled closer Chris Perez. The Indians held on for their seventh consecutive victory last night, 6-5 over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

Perez, who entered the game with a five-run lead in the ninth in his first appearance since blowing a save on Tuesday — only to be rescued by Jason Giambi’s walk-off home run — nearly repeated the meltdown against the Twins.

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