Cleveland 7, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 16, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 37942

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 7 10 2
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 6 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 73-75 39-33 34-42 W1
Minnesota 59-90 30-43 29-47 L6

Recap


Jim Thome homered in his return to Target Field and Carlos Santana added a solo shot as the Cleveland Indians hung on to defeat the host Minnesota Twins 7-6 on Friday.

The Indians were eliminated from playoff contention later Friday when the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Central with a 3-1 victory at Oakland.
 
Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak while Minnesota has lost six in a row and 10 of 11.
 
Ubaldo Jimenez (10-11) allowed three runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings.
 
Thome, playing his first game in Minnesota since the Twins traded him to Cleveland on July 28, hit a solo homer - the 603rd of his career - in the ninth off Joe Nathan.
 
Santana's solo homer in the second gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead. Lou Marson and Lonnie Chisenhall had two RBIs apiece for the Indians.
 
Chris Perez allowed two runs in the ninth, but recorded his 33rd save and first since Sept. 4.
 
Kevin Slowey (0-6) gave up five runs in four innings. Joe Benson was 4-for-4 for the Twins, who nearly rallied from a 5-0 deficit.
 
The Twins, who have the worst record in the American League, learned before the game that Joe Mauer will likely miss the rest of the season with pneumonia.
 
Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera was hitless in four at-bats and is in an 0-for-20 slump.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Kevin Slowey
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 4.0
4 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 7
1.42 ERA 11.25
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Lonnie Chisenhall Player Joe Benson
3 Hits 4
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 8
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 2 17 .286 16 4 6 4 1 2
Minnesota 9 0 14 .257 13 7 4 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .337 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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