Twins blow 6-0 lead, but beat Rays 8-6Kubel gets help from catwalk to produce go-ahead run
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jason Kubel's two-out popup hit a catwalk high above Tropicana Field and fell near the pitcher's mound for a go-ahead single in the ninth inning, a true dome run that sent the Minnesota Twins past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 Thursday.
After the Rays scored six times in the eighth, capped by pinch-hitter Jason Barlett's grand slam that made it 6-all, the Twins rallied in most unusual fashion.
Minnesota put runners at the corners and Kubel lofted his pop. The ball struck the highest metal catwalk - about 190 feet over the field - and no Tampa Bay fielder could catch the ball when it landed 15 feet behind the mound.