Minnesota Twins defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - This popup took a bad hop.

Jason Kubel's two-out pop clanked off a catwalk high above Tropicana Field and fell behind 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.

"I'll take it," Kubel said. "Get a run in, that's all that matters. Anyway it works. I'm happy with that."

After the Rays scored six times in the eighth, capped by pinch-hitter Jas...

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - You can take the Twins out of the Metrodome, but that doesn't mean they can't benefit from some dome magic.

What could have been a disastrous loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon swung back the Twins' way when a popup by Jason Kubel with two on and two out in the ninth inning hit the "A" ring catwalk some 190 feet above the Tropicana Field diamond. The ball fell away from late-charging shortstop Jason Bartlett for a hit, and Jason Repk...