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Rays pound Twins; one game from clinching



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Pena homered and drove in four runs - with help from a replay reversal - and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Minnesota Twins 11-1 on Friday night to close in on clinching the first playoff berth in franchise history.

The AL East leaders moved within one win of wrapping up at least a wild-card spot, with Pena's fourth-inning homer coming on the first reversal produced by baseball's instant replay system.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:39am]


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