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Twins Fall in Extras; Losing Streak Continues

Posted at: 05/22/2013 2:27 AM

ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis hit a two-out, pinch-hit homer in the ninth to send the game to extra innings and Freddie Freeman won it in the 10th, sending the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 5-4 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
    
Freeman blooped a two-out single off  Brian Duensing (0-1) to bring home Jason Heyward, handing the Twins their seventh straight loss.
    
Trevor Plouffe and Ryan Doumit had RBI singles in the eighth against the depleted Atlanta bullpen, giving the Twins a 4-3 lead. They were one out away from snapping their slide when Gattis lined an 0-1 pitch from Glen Perkins deep into the left-field seats for his ninth homer of the season.
    
Craig Kimbrel (1-1) worked a scoreless 10th for the win.