Cleveland 6, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 18805

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 49-62 23-32 26-30 L1
Cleveland 51-60 28-27 23-33 W1

Recap


Indians 6, Twins 2: Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-4 with two RBIs to back seven strong innings from Justin Masterson as host Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak.

Masterson (8-10) rebounded from two wretched performances, limiting Minnesota to two runs on three hits to help the Indians avoid matching a franchise record for most consecutive defeats.

The only mistake by Masterson was serving up a two-run homer to Alexi Casilla in the fifth inning. He struck out seven and walked four as Cleveland halted a string of seven straight losses to the Twins.

Vinnie Pestano and Esmil Rogers each tossed a scoreless inning in relief to help the Indians hold an opponent under five runs for the first time since the losing streak started.

Choo doubled in a run in the first and had an RBI single in the second to help Cleveland build an early 4-0 lead. Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera also had run-scoring singles to lift the Indians to their first win since July 26.

Twins left-hander Brian Duensing (2-7) allowed six runs - four earned - on 11 hits in seven innings as Minnesota was denied in its bid for a second straight three-game sweep over the Indians.

Minnesota right fielder Ben Revere went 0-for-4 and had his career-high 21-game hitting streak snapped.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka had a hand in two of Cleveland's three two-run innings, committing a throwing error in the second and losing a ball in the sun and botching a relay throw in the sixth. ... Cleveland averted matching the franchise-worst 12-game losing streak set in 1931. ... The Twins had outscored the Indians 62-21 in winning the previous seven meetings. ... Indians DH Travis Hafner (back) sat out his third consecutive game. He has missed four of the last five. ... Casilla's homer was his first since June 21, 2011. ... Cleveland will host the Boston Red Sox in a four-game series beginning Thursday while Minnesota will return home to open a three-game set against Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Brian Duensing Player Justin Masterson
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 7
11 Hits 3
5.14 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Alexi Casilla Player Shin-Soo Choo
2 Hits 4
2 RBI 2
1 HR 0
5 TB 5
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 1 8 .129 14 7 2 4 0 1
Cleveland 11 0 14 .333 17 3 6 2 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Boston. The Indians have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Twins have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .435 after a loss.