Mauer scores on error by Gomes in 11th to give Twins 5-4 win

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Posted: Jul 17, 2016 1:50 AM
Mauer scores on error by Gomes in 11th to give Twins 5-4 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer raced home with the winning run when Max Kepler's comebacker ricocheted off pitcher Joe Colon's glove in the 11th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a rain-delayed 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

Colon (0-1) reached behind his back to try to glove the bouncer and knocked it down. His throw home beat Mauer, but catcher Yan Gomes couldn't handle it and was charged with an error on the play.

Brian Dozier drove in two runs for the Twins, and Trevor May (1-2) pitched the 11th to earn the win.

Carlos Santana had three hits to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games and drove in two runs for the Indians.

The game was delayed by rain in the top of the 11th for 2 hours, 5 minutes.