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Emergency starter Hernandez gets win for Twins

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Emergency starter Pedro Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a 3-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Hernandez was recalled from AAA Rochester when scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey was scratched because of a strained back and placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham each drove in a pair of runs while Trevor Plouffe's RBI single in the fifth put Minnesota ahead for good.

Hernandez, who was informed Saturday night that he might be needed, drove from Louisville, Ky., where Rochester was playing, and arrived in Cleveland at 4 a.m. Sunday. The left-hander (3-1) pitched around six walks and got the win despite throwing 45 of his 85 pitches for balls.

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