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MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Willinghams time in Minnesota could be waning, with the trade deadline approaching and the veteran outfielder in the final year of his contract. Alec Burks Jersey . His swing is back, even if he might be going. Willinghams tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. "I felt better, yeah, so hopefully I can keep going and help us win some games. Thats my goal," Willingham said. As for the possibility of being dealt? "I pay seriously zero attention to it," Willingham said, while his three young sons played around in the clubhouse behind him, focused on their Popsicles and blissfully oblivious to a scenario in which their father would find himself on a new team later this summer. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months. "Coming off the All-Star break and losing three in a row, you obviously dont feel real good about yourself. So we needed a big win," Willingham said. Suzuki, a first-time All-Star selection who was the catcher for the ninth inning of the American Leagues victory here at Target Field last week, posted his ninth three-hit game this season. He raised his batting average to .311 and is 25 for 63 in his last 17 games. In another All-Star game reprise, Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save in 26 chances. One week ago, the Home Run Derby was delayed by rain on a cool, autumn-like evening. Tack on about 30 degrees and thick humidity, and thats what the conditions were like for this series opener, which began with a first-pitch temperature of 89 degrees. Willingham sent the sweaty Twins fans home happy with his dead-pull line drive that just cleared the left-field wall against Bryan Shaw (4-2), his ninth homer and only his second this month. "We were all blowing really hard in the dugout for that to get out," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Shaw threw a full-count slider. "Not where I was trying to put it," he said. Casey Fien (5-4) picked up the victory, despite allowing an RBI single by Roberto Perez in the top of the eighth that cost Twins starter Kris Johnson his first career win. "Mine will maybe come later. Maybe not. You never know. Its the Twins victory that counts the most," said Johnson, who was sent back to Triple-A Rochester after the game to make room for Tuesdays starter, rookie right-hander Yohan Pino. Teetering on the brink of veteran-sell-off mode before the trade deadline, the Twins emerged from the All-Star break by being swept by Tampa Bay. But they snapped back from that and, in their first time hosting the Indians this year, ended a six-game home losing streak to their division rivals. The Indians lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to spasms in his lower back after two innings. Chris Dickerson delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in his place, and Mike Aviles quickly shifted back to his natural shortstop spot after his first start of the season in centre field. Yan Gomes hit third, having not batted higher than fifth all season and getting most of his time in the seventh slot, and hit an RBI double. Hes 10 for 21 with five RBIs in his last six games. Johnson finished five innings in his third major league start, his longest appearance yet. Rookie T.J. House, who made eight starts earlier this season, was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to take the mound in Minnesota. House also completed five innings, giving up three runs. NOTES: The Twins tabbed Pino (1-2, 4.39 ERA) to pitch Tuesday, his sixth major league start. Pino will be recalled from Rochester for the third time in a little more than a month. The Indians will also bring their starter, RHP Danny Santana, up from Triple-A. Santana (1-4, 5.53) was sent to Columbus on May 16. ... Twins 1B Joe Mauer (strained muscle on his right side) took grounders before the game. Gardenhire, asked whether he had ever hurt an oblique in his playing days, quipped, "I didnt even know I had one. I never swung good enough to really actually pull an oblique." ... Indians All-Star Michael Brantley started the game on the bench for a break and hit a pinch-hit double in the eighth. He stayed in the game in centre field. Jeff Hornacek Jersey . -- Nelson Cruz has only two hits in 15 at-bats against the Kansas City Royals this season. Jonas Jerebko Jersey . In the second game of their day/night doubleheader at Minneapolis, three Blue Jays pitchers, Steve Delabar, Sergio Santos and J.The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Winnipeg Goldeyes owner Sam Katz will be inducted into the hall of fame this summer as a builder. Katz, 62, purchased an expansion franchise in the Northern League in 1994 and named the team the Winnipeg Goldeyes, a name which was originally used by an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1950s and 60s. The Goldeyes won the league championship in 1994 and have been one of the most successful minor league baseball franchises during the past 20 years. "This is an incredible honour for me and the entire Goldeyes organization," Katz said. "We have received tremendous support from the baseball community across the province during the past two decades and it is a privilege to be recognized in this way." Following the 2010 season, the Goldeyes joined the American Association and won the league championship in 2012. Winnipeg was named the American Associations Organization of the Year last month, marking the third consecutive year the team won that award. Going back to the Northern LLeague, the Goldeyes have been recognized as organization of the year eight times in the last 11 seasons. Pete Maravich Jersey. At the gate, the Goldeyes led all independent baseball teams in attendance this past season with an average of 5,879 fans per game. Winnipeg has led all independent teams in average attendance in 10 of the last 12 seasons. Because of the Goldeyes being in Winnipeg, no less than a dozen Manitoba players have had the opportunity to play professional baseball, including pitcher Donnie Smith, who was inducted into the hall of fame in 2012 and holds the Goldeyes record for most appearances by a pitcher. The Goldeyes moved from Winnipeg Stadium to Shaw Park in 1999 and thousands of Manitoba baseball players have had the opportunity to play in a professional ballpark. Every spring an summer, Shaw Park also hosts the University of Winnipeg Wesmen program and numerous Baseball Manitoba events. Former Goldeyes chaplain Lorne Korol will also be inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the 1989-1994 Elmwood Giants. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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