The Indians took #zombiebaseball to a new level Sunday afternoon.

The Tribe put on an odoriferous display defensively against the Twins -- and still won.

Drew Stubbs hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the eighth inning as the Indians overcame four errors and a boatload of other mistakes to prevail 3-1 at Progressive Field. Later in the eighth Nick Swisher delivered an RBI single.

The Indians (71-59) took two of three from Minnesota (57-72) to wrap their pocket-sized homestand. They crept within 1 1/2 games of Oakland for the second wild card.

"If you'd have told me after all was said and done that we'd be up 3-1'' Tribe manager Terry Francona said "I'd have said 'Go straight to the casino.' We put our pitchers in multiple situations where it was difficult. (The Twins) had runners on base all day and we were throwing the ball all over the field.''

If the Indians had been facing Detroit they might have lost 20-1. Because they were playing the offensively challenged tired and depleted Twins loud music played in the postgame clubhouse.

"It wasn't very pretty but it's a heckuva lot better when you win than when you lose'' Francona said. "We know we can't play like that but I'd rather win than lose. You can boot the ball around and lose and everybody says 'Bad day.' Or you can boot it around and -- knowing you need to play better -- win. So good for us.''

With the score tied 1-1 Stubbs got on top of an 0-1 fastball from right-handed reliever Jared Burton and sent it an estimated 411 feet to center. It was Stubbs' ninth homer. After Michael Bourn's hustle double up the middle Swisher singled to right for a two-run cushion.

Chris Perez worked a hitless ninth for his 21st save.