All John Axford could do was yell at the Jerry Garcia look-a-like who was battling third baseman Carlos Santana for a foul ball just inside the stands with two out and two on in the ninth inning.

"I kept yelling, "Don't touch it,'" said Axford, on the mound at the time. "I yelled three times, but I don't think he heard me."

It didn't matter. Santana, capping a great night at third base, leaned over the tarp and reached into the stands to catch Sam Fuld's foul ball for the third out. Asdrubal Cabrera, Lonnie Chisenhall and Mike Aviles took care of the rest as the Indians beat the Twins, 4-3, at Progressive Field.

In the Tribe's first walk-off win of the season, Cabrera opened the ninth with a double over Eduardo Escobar's head in left field. Chisenhall, acting on his own, bunted Cabrera to third and Aviles delivered him with his third hit of the night, a line-drive single through the middle off Casey Fien, for the win.

"All I was doing was following the ball," said Santana. "I followed it and saw I had a chance to catch it."

Before the ninth, Santana, a converted catcher, made at least four nice plays at third base.

"He was outstanding," said manager Terry Francona.

Aviles' walkoff hit was the first of his career and came on a 1-1 pitch from Fien (3-1). The Indians won 11 games in walk-off fashion last year.