Minnesota 7, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 10, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 27526

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 7 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 59-82 32-37 27-45 L3
Minnesota 59-82 28-41 31-41 W3

Recap


Twins 7, Indians 2: Justin Morneau continued his RBI tear by driving in a pair of runs and Ryan Doumit hit his career-high 16th home run as host Minnesota posted its third straight win after losing the opener of the four-game series.

Pedro Florimon doubled, tripled, scored twice and drove in a run for the Twins, who pulled even with Cleveland for fourth place in the American League Central.

Morneau opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly and added an RBI single in the sixth to give Minnesota a 3-1 lead. Morneau has recorded 14 RBIs in his last 12 games, including 11 in 10 contests this month.

Florimon led off the sixth with a triple and scored on Ben Revere's single before hitting an RBI double in the following frame. After advancing on a groundout, Florimon raced home on a wild pitch by Justin Masterson to make it 5-2.

Doumit capped the scoring in the eighth with a solo blast, eclipsing his previous season high of 15 homers set in 2008 with Pittsburgh.

Samuel Deduno (6-3) worked seven solid innings, allowing two runs and three hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Deduno is 2-0 in three starts against Cleveland this season.

Masterson (11-13) surrendered six runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 frames as he fell to 2-7 lifetime versus the Twins.

Lonnie Chisenhall's solo homer was one of three hits by the Indians, who are 4-5 this month after going 5-24 in August. Chisenhall was making his first appearance since suffering a broken right forearm on June 29 against Baltimore.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera was kept out of the starting lineup because of a sore right wrist. Brent Lillibridge got the call and went 1-for-3. ... Minnesota OF Chris Parmelee was a late scratch with soreness in his right groin. He suffered the injury running for a line drive in Sunday's victory. ... Twins DH Josh Willingham was back in the lineup after missing Sunday's game with a sore left hamstring. Willingham went 0-for-3 with a walk.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Justin Masterson Player Samuel Deduno
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 3
8.10 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Lonnie Chisenhall Player Pedro Florimon
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
4 TB 5
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 3 1 6 .103 5 6 2 3 0 0
Minnesota 10 1 17 .312 12 3 6 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Indians have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .427 after a loss.