Willingham's clutch homer lifts Twins over Reds, 4-3

The Twins fell behind in the bottom of the eighth at Cincinnati but came right back in the ninth, when Josh Willingham's two-run upper deck blast provided the winning margin in a 4-3 game. Jared Burton earned the first save of his big league career and the Twins took two out of three against the first-place Reds.
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The Twins fell behind in the bottom of the eighth at Cincinnati but came right back in the ninth, when Josh Willingham's two-run upper deck blast provided the winning margin in a 4-3 game. Jared Burton earned the first save of his big league career and the Twins took two out of three against the first-place Reds.

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