Minnesota 6, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 21238

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 20-33 9-17 11-16 W2
Cleveland 28-25 16-16 12-9 L2

Recap

Twins 6, Indians 3: Scott Diamond pitched seven strong innings as Minnesota held on to take two of three at slumping Cleveland.

The Twins won for just the third time in their last 14 games against the Indians. Cleveland has lost seven of nine.

After seeing their early 3-0 lead cut to one, the Twins rebuilt their cushion with two runs in the seventh inning. Josh Willingham doubled in a run and then came home on a two-out RBI single by Ryan Doumit.

That was enough help for Diamond (4-1), who scattered seven hits while striking out two without a walk. All three runs against him were unearned. Glen Perkins and Matt Capps each contributed an inning of scoreless relief, with Capps picking up his 12th save.

Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau put Minnesota in front with RBI hits in the first and third innings, respectively. Alexi Casilla added the first of his two sacrifice flies in the fourth before the Indians got on the board with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame.

Justin Masterson (2-5) went six innings in defeat, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out three. Nick Hagadone allowed two runs in relief.

Shelley Duncan had an RBI single for Cleveland.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Minnesota pitchers did not allow a walk ... Cleveland finished its homestand 2-4 ... Indians 1B Matt LaPorta, called up Saturday night when OF Johnny Damon went on paternity leave, reached on an error and scored in the seventh inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Scott Diamond Player Justin Masterson
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Trevor Plouffe Player Michael Brantley
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 11 0 15 .306 16 7 6 3 2 3
Cleveland 9 0 11 .257 12 2 3 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .382 after a loss.