Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1

Date - Friday, August 23, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Quinn Wolcott, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 23218

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 57-70 28-33 29-37 W2
Cleveland 69-59 38-26 31-33 L1

Recap


Twins 5, Indians 1: Samuel Deduno allowed three hits over six innings and Josh Willingham hit a two-run double as Minnesota extended Cleveland’s recent misery at home.

Deduno (8-7), who walked four and struck out six, overcame an uneven first inning that included two wild pitches and gave up only one hit thereafter to snap a personal three-game losing streak. Pedro Florimon and Chris Herrmann added RBI doubles to improve Minnesota’s record to 3-4 in Cleveland this season.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-8) permitted two runs over six frames – the sixth straight outing he has yielded two earned runs or fewer - and struck out a season-high 10 for the Indians, who fell to 1-7 over their last eight home contests. Cleveland slipped six games behind Detroit in the American League Central and 2 1/2 games behind Oakland in the wild-card chase.

The Indians struck for their only run in the first as Michael Bourn led off with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Carlos Santana’s two-out single. Florimon knotted it in the second with a two-out RBI double off the wall in center and Herrmann doubled for the second time in as many at-bats to put the Twins up for good.

Deduno gave up only Santana's fourth-inning single after surrendering two hits in the first and got some insurance runs before departing as Willingham’s two-out double in the seventh found the gap in right-center. Trevor Plouffe accounted for the final run in the eighth on a double-play grounder from Wilkin Ramirez.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Deduno, has who been dealing with tendinitis in his right arm, was 0-3 with a 7.02 ERA over his previous three starts. … Jimenez is 2-4 over his last six starts despite a 2.27 ERA, due in part because his offense has scored a total of four runs in his losses. … Indians 2B Jason Kipnis entered Friday batting .447 (21-for-47) with 10 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs against Minnesota this season, but went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts all-time against Deduno.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Samuel Deduno Player Ubaldo Jimenez
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 10
3 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Clete Thomas Player Carlos Santana
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 0 15 .265 18 10 4 5 0 0
Cleveland 6 0 6 .194 12 10 1 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .448 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .482 after a win and .423 after a loss.