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Published August 05, 2010, 03:07 PM

Twins blow 6-0 lead, but beat Rays 8-6

Kubel 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.