Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 23, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 36807

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 9 0
Cleveland 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 60-96 31-47 29-49 L1
Cleveland 78-78 42-36 36-42 W2

Recap


Carlos Santana's pinch-hit leadoff home run in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-5 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Santana, batting for Lou Marson, hit the first pitch from Matt Capps (4-7) into the seats in right field.

Jim Thome, who was honored in a pregame ceremony, hit a two-run homer - the 604th of his career - and finished with three hits and three RBIs for the Indians.

Chris Perez (4-7) pitched the ninth for the win.

Chris Parmelee hit a solo homer and added a two-run double for Minnesota, which fell for the 16th time in the last 18 games. Rene Tosini's RBI double tied the game in the seventh.

Minnesota played without third baseman Danny Valencia and outfielder Denard Span, who were involved in a minor fender-bender Thursday in Minneapolis. Span's car rear-ended the car in which Valencia was riding. Neither player was seriously injured and could return Saturday.

Twins right fielder Michael Cuddyer left the game in the seventh inning with tightness in his right groin.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Carl Pavano Player Justin Masterson
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 4.2
3 Strikeouts 4
10 Hits 5
7.11 ERA 5.79
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Chris Parmelee Player Jim Thome
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 3
1 HR 1
5 TB 7
.400 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 1 15 .257 24 4 4 6 0 0
Cleveland 11 2 20 .333 15 4 6 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .494 after a win and .506 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .475 after a win and .326 after a loss.
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