Minnesota 2, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman,
Attendance - 38473

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 51-45 27-18 24-27 L1
Minnesota 45-51 24-22 21-29 W1

Recap


Danny Valencia's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Minnesota trails Cleveland and Detroit by six games in the American League Central.

The Twins could not manage anything against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson, who scattered five hits over 7 2/3 innings and left with a 1-0 lead.

Indians closer Chris Perez (2-5) was not as effective. With one out in the ninth, Mauer walked and Cuddyer doubled. After Jim Thome was intentionally walked, Valencia blooped a liner to left to drive in Mauer and Cuddyer.

Valencia roomed with Perez for two years at the University of Miami.

Glen Perkins (2-1) got the win in relief.

Cleveland outfielder Travis Buck left the game in the fifth after getting hit in the head by a 91-mph fastball from Francisco Liriano. He was attended to by trainers and left with a head contusion.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Justin Masterson Player Francisco Liriano
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.2 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Asdrubal Cabrera Player Michael Cuddyer
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 5 0 5 .167 18 9 1 4 0 1
Minnesota 6 0 7 .194 8 6 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .578 after a win and .373 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .489 after a loss.
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