Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5

Date - Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 24929

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 6 11 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 13 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 89-70 51-30 38-40 W7
Minnesota 66-93 32-46 34-47 L3

Recap


Indians 6, Twins 5:
Yan Gomes hit a two-run homer and Michael Brantley drove in a pair as visiting Cleveland won its seventh straight game to inch closer to a postseason berth.

Zach McAllister scattered six hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings and Bryan Shaw (7-3) picked up the win among six relievers for the Indians, who stayed a game in front of the Texas Rangers for the second wild card spot with three contests remaining.

Alex Presley tripled in a run and Josmil Pinto hit a two-run homer in the ninth as Minnesota made things interesting with four runs off Chris Perez before Joe Smith recorded the final out for his third save. Andrew Albers (2-5) was charged with four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Twins fell for the seventh time in eight games.

Albers’ error in the fourth allowed Cleveland’s first run to score and left a man on base for Gomes, who sent an 0-1 sinker off the facing of the second deck to make it a 3-0 lead. Brantley singled in a run in the sixth and Carlos Santana delivered an RBI double in the seventh to push the gap to 5-0.

Minnesota finally got on the board with Ryan Doumit’s RBI single in the seventh but Brantley struck again in the eighth, sending a single to left to plate Gomes for an important insurance run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brantley, who went 3-for-5, is 12-for-18 in the last four games with seven RBIs. … Indians CF Michael Bourn (right wrist) sat out his second straight game and is day-to-day. … Twins rookie OF Oswaldo Arcia (knee) was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game but still hopes to play over the weekend.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Zach McAllister Player Andrew Albers
No Decision W/L Loss
4.1 IP 5.2
3 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Yan Gomes Player Ryan Doumit
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 11 1 16 .297 20 5 5 4 0 0
Minnesota 13 1 19 .342 21 9 5 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .387 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .471 after a loss.