Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 1, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 19904

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Cleveland 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 7 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 18-33 9-17 9-16 L1
Cleveland 28-23 16-14 12-9 W1

Recap


Indians 7, Twins 1:
Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam and Derek Lowe tossed 6 2/3 strong innings on his 39th birthday as Cleveland rolled at home.

With his team already holding a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, Kipnis clubbed a one-out bomb to right-center field against Carl Pavano (2-5).

Lowe (7-3), who had allowed eight runs in his last trip to the mound, limited the Twins to five hits and a walk, keeping the visitors off the scoreboard until Brian Dozier singled in the lone Minnesota run with two out in the seventh inning.

Lonnie Chisenhall opened the scoring with a two-out, two-run homer off Pavano in the second inning. A two-out error by Twins third baseman Jamey Carroll in the third led to an RBI double by Michael Brantley, and Kipnis delivered the decisive blow an inning later with the first grand slam of his career.

Pavano allowed nine hits in 3 2/3 innings for the Twins, who came into the evening with a three-game winning streak. Ryan Doumit had three of Minnesota's six hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Indians have won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the two clubs ... Cleveland SS Asdrubal Cabrera is now 2-for-32 in his career against Pavano.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Carl Pavano Player Derek Lowe
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 6.2
2 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 5
14.73 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Ryan Doumit Player Lonnie Chisenhall
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 6 0 6 .188 11 4 1 1 0 1
Cleveland 14 2 21 .359 17 5 7 1 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .364 after a loss.