Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 34720

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 50-52 27-25 23-27 L3
Minnesota 43-58 22-30 21-28 W3

Recap

Twins 5, Indians 1: Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer and Brian Duensing went six solid innings in a spot start as host Minnesota completed a three-game sweep of Cleveland.

Ben Revere had two hits and two RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 12 games for the Twins, who outscored the Indians 28-6 in the three-game set.

Morneau's 13th homer of the season and second of the series in the fourth inning put the Twins ahead to stay and sent the skidding Indians to their eighth loss in 11 games.

Duensing (2-6), starting after Francisco Liriano was traded Saturday night, allowed only one run on five hits in a season-high six innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez (8-10) was charged with five runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings for Cleveland. He also had a balk and wild pitch that produced a run.

Shelley Duncan had a pair of hits and drove in the Indians' only run with a fourth-inning RBI single.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Liriano was sent to the Chicago White Sox late Saturday for LHP Pedro Hernandez and INF Eduardo Escobar. RHP Jeff Manship will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Liriano's roster spot. ... Cleveland managed only 13 hits, including one for extra bases, in the series. ... Revere went 6-for-14 with two doubles, five RBIs and three stolen bases in the series. ... The Indians have a day off Monday before continuing a nine-game road trip with three games in Kansas City. ... The Twins will host AL Central leader Chicago for three games beginning Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Brian Duensing
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
7.11 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Shelley DuncanPlayer Justin Morneau
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 6 0 6 .188 11 2 1 1 0 0
Minnesota 8 1 12 .258 15 6 4 3 5 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .538 after a loss.