Danny Valencia's walk-off hit pushes Twins over CLE
Jul/20/11 07:45 AM Filed in: Danny Valencia
Danny Valencia's two-run single off Indians closer Chris Perez in the ninth inning Tuesday propelled the Twins to a 2-1 victory.
Valencia was 0-for-3 heading into the at-bat having ground into a double play and struck out twice. He made everyone forget that with one swing in a crucial game for the Twins. Perez intentionally walked Jim Thome to load the bases in order to face his former college roommate; Minnesota's third baseman roped a single to left and was mobbed by his teammates. Valencia now has 50 RBI on the season despite hitting just .232/.283/.384.