Cleveland 7, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Mark Lollo,
Attendance - 30748

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 60-98 31-47 29-51 L3
Cleveland 80-78 44-36 36-42 W4

Recap


Shelley Duncan's two-run double in the seventh inning capped Cleveland's six-run comeback, giving the Indians a 7-6 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday night and a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.

Duncan, who drove in three runs in the first game, matched that in the nightcap. His run-scoring single in the sixth started a five-run rally as the Indians cut into Minnesota's 6-0 lead.

Duncan's double off Matt Capps completed Cleveland's comeback.

The Indians, who have beaten the Twins eight straight times, won the first game 8-2. The Twins are 2-18 in their last 20 and are two defeats away from their first 100-loss season since 1982.

Cleveland has won eight of its last 11 games. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left in the sixth with a right elbow contusion.

Drew Butera tied a career high with three RBIs for the Twins, while Scott Diamond took a shutout into the sixth.

Nick Hagadone (1-0) pitched the seventh for his first major-league win. Jose Mijares (0-2) gave up singles to Jason Donald and Carlos Santana to start the winning rally. Chris Perez pitched the ninth for his 36th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Scott Diamond Player Mitch Talbot
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 9
6.75 ERA 10.12
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Ben Revere Player Lonnie Chisenhall
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 11 0 17 .324 12 4 6 4 1 0
Cleveland 11 0 14 .324 15 5 7 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .506 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 .320 after a loss.
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