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DETROIT -- Josmil Pinto was rounding third when he suddenly realized his coach was holding him up. Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey . Then he noticed something else: The throw from the outfield wasnt heading anywhere near the plate. So Pinto went home, and the comeback was only beginning for the Minnesota Twins. They scored three more runs the following inning -- thanks in part to more poor defence by Detroit -- for a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Sunday. "A great win for us, when you take advantage of a mistake any time you can get one," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who was ejected in the fourth inning. "Winning two out of three here against this team is good. You take them any way you can get them." Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth for the Twins, who had a bit of help from Detroits outfield in the late innings. Right fielder Torii Hunter threw to the wrong base to allow Pinto to score in the seventh, and an error by Rajai Davis in left was even more costly in the eighth. The Twins handed the AL Central-leading Tigers only their second series loss of the season. Detroit left-hander Robbie Ray pitched six scoreless innings in his second big league start and Ian Kinsler homered to put the Tigers up 3-0 in the fifth. The bullpen couldnt hold on. Minnesota pinch-hitter Danny Santana hit an RBI single in the seventh, when Pinto ran through a stop sign and scored from second. He may well have been out at the plate, but Hunter tossed the ball quickly to second instead of throwing home. "When I started running, I felt something in my foot, and I stopped, and then I started running. When I touched third base, I saw (the third base coach) like, Hey," said Pinto, pantomiming a stop sign. "And then I turned my head a little bit, and I saw Torii throw the ball to second base." So Pinto kept going. "Torii assumed, that with that kind of bloop single, the guy is scoring easy," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "But they held him up and he read Toriis throw." Detroits problems were only beginning. In the eighth, Pinto singled to left off Joba Chamberlain (1-2) with runners on first and second. One run scored on the hit, and the ball skipped past Davis for an error that enabled another run to come home and allowed Pinto to reach second. Nunez followed with his single to make it 4-3. Jared Burton (1-1) won in relief. Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save in 11 chances. With a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the eighth, Victor Martinez hit a line drive up the middle that hit reliever Casey Fien. The right-hander picked up the ball and threw a one-hopper to first to retire Martinez, then Fein left the game with a bruised right arm. Perkins came on and got pinch-hitter Nick Castellanos on a flyout with a runner on third. Minnesota starter Samuel Deduno gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. Miguel Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly in the first, and the Tigers made it 2-0 in the fourth on an RBI single by Austin Jackson. Detroit had the bases loaded later that inning when Gardenhire was ejected. With one out, Andrew Romine hit a grounder toward shortstop, but the Twins had no chance to turn a double play because the ball hit Jackson, who had been on second. Jackson was called out, Martinez was sent back to third and Romine was awarded first, leaving the bases still loaded with two outs. Gardenhire came out to argue, wanting the umpires to award a double play. Third base ump Joe West, the crew chief, ejected him. "In their opinion, which I was told, he didnt intentionally let the ball hit him. I know what happened. I think we all saw that he was trying to screen the (fielder). It was going to be a routine double play. Maybe the ball took a funny hop and hit him, but he didnt have to be there," Gardenhire said. "My opinion didnt work, lets just put it that way. So I ended up in here." The play didnt cost Minnesota any runs. Davis followed with a groundout to end the inning. NOTES: It was Gardenhires first ejection of the year and the 68th of his career in the regular season. ... Detroit plays at Baltimore on Monday night. Rick Porcello (5-1) starts for the Tigers against Bud Norris (2-2). ... The Twins have Monday off before hosting Boston. Ricky Nolasco (2-3) takes the mound for Minnesota on Tuesday night against Felix Doubront (1-3). Chukwuma Okorafor Steelers Jersey . Last years runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets. Flipkens converted all four of her break points against Meusburger, and the third-seeded Errani broke Karin Knapps serve five times to win their all-Italian match 6-4, 6-3. Terrell Edmunds Steelers Jersey . Dane Dobbie and Shawn Evans each had two goals and two assists for the Roughnecks (8-5), who outscored Minnesota 6-2 in the fourth quarter after being tied through 45 minutes. Curtis Dickson scored once and set up three more for Calgary and Dan MacRae, Geoff Snider, Tor Reinholdt, Karsen Leung and Matthew Dinsdale.(SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Blues hope to halt their longest losing streak of the season on Saturday when they return from the NHLs Christmas break to host the Dallas Stars at Scottrade Center. With consecutive losses in Los Angeles and San Jose, the Blues tied their longest skid of the season. St. Louis then lost the finale of a three-game road trip, 5-0, at Colorado to give Ken Hitchcocks club its longest skid since going 0-6 over the final six games of the 2013-14 regular season. The slide comes directly on the heels of a five-game winning streak from Dec. 16. The losing streak has dropped St. Louis into third place in the Central Division, where it sits one point behind the Nashville Predators. The Blues also are only two points in front of Winnipeg for the divisions third and final automatic playoff berth. St. Louis earned its only point of the recent trip with Saturdays 3-2 overtime setback against the Sharks, but the Blues ended the swing with a blowout loss to the Avalanche. The Blues were outshot by a 41-26 margin in Tuesdays rout at the Pepsi Center. Jake Allen gave up five goals on 31 shots over two periods for the Blues before being pulled in favor of Martin Brodeur, who made 10 saves in the scoreless third. They beat us tonight, said Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. They flat- out beat us. Tuesdays loss marked the largest margin of defeat for the Blues this season. It also was St. Louis first time being shut out since a 2-0 defeat in Boston on Nov. 18. The Blues hope to rebound tonight byy posting a fifth straight win on home ice. Joe Haden Steelers Jersey. St. Louis is 12-3-1 in the Gateway City and hasnt lost at Scottrade since a 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Nov. 25. St. Louis hasnt lost in regulation at home since Nov. 8 against Nashville and the Blues own a 7-0-1 record as the host since that loss to the Predators. Dallas also will try to put a lopsided loss behind it tonight after having a season-high four-game winning streak snapped with Tuesdays 4-0 home loss against Toronto. The Stars outshot the Maple Leafs by a 43-26 margin but couldnt get one past Jonathan Bernier. Dallas also failed to score despite having four chances with the man advantage. Our special teams werent good enough, said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. We had a couple opportunities where we got a little stagnant on the power play, and not enough pucks went to the net. Kari Lehtonen took the loss for Dallas after stopping 22-of-25 shots. Tonights test is the second of five scheduled meetings between the Blue and Stars. St. Louis won the season series opener in Dallas on Oct. 28, posting a 4-3 overtime win to halt a three-game losing streak against the Stars. The Blues still own an 8-3-1 record over the last 12 games in this series overall, but Dallas has won the past two encounters in St. Louis. Lehtonen boasts a lifetime 10-4-2 record and 1.99 goals against average against the Blues and is expected to start tonight. Allen has never faced Dallas, while the veteran Brodeur holds an 11-9-1 record and 1.99 GAA in this matchup. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping China NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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