WASHINGTON – Ryan Doumit singled in the go-ahead run, Joe Mauer homered, doubled and singled, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Washington Nationals 4-3 in 11 innings Saturday.
Josh Roenicke (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win and Glen Perkins retired Washington in the 11th for his 13th save.
The Twins, who were playing their first game in Washington since 1971, have won eight of 11.
Jayson Werth homered and former Twin Denard Span added three hits for Washington, which has lost two straight and six of eight.
Pinch hitter Chris Hermann drew a walk off Craig Stammen (3-2) to open the 10th. Jamey Carroll bunted him to second and Mauer was intentionally walked. Doumit then hit a soft line drive to short center, scoring Hermann.
Trailing 3-2, the Nationals tied it against Twins starter Kevin Correia in the seventh.