Cubs Fall To Twins In Extra Innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Willingham’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to an 8-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

The Twins trailed 7-6 heading into the bottom of the ninth against Shawn Camp (2-3). Justin Morneau hit a tying triple to give Minnesota a chance, and Willingham scorched a single down the left-field line to win it in the 10th.

Ryan Doumit and Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins (23-34), who have won eight of their last 10 games as they try to climb out of the AL Central basement.

Alfonso Soriano homered twice and had three RBIs and Starlin Castro added a homer and a triple for the Cubs, who have lost 19 of their last 23 games.

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